Game of Thrones: Season 4 (2014)


Season 4
Game of Thrones

Critics Consensus

Game of Thrones continues to be one of the best shows on TV, combining meticulously-plotted character arcs with the spectacular design of the Seven Kingdoms.



Critic Ratings: 44


Audience Score

User Ratings: 6180
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Season 4 of HBO's monster hit finds the status quo returning to King's Landing as Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) prepares to marry Margaery (Natalie Dormer), though it may be upset by the hot-blooded Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal), a royal-wedding guest who's not shy about wanting revenge on the Lannisters. Elsewhere in the Seven Kingdoms, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) tries to warn the Night's Watch that an invasion by a massive wildling army is imminent; the Hound (Rory McCann) wanders the countryside with Arya (Maisie Williams), hoping to cash in on keeping a Stark alive; Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) follows his visions of the Three-Eyed Raven; and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) finds the deck stacked against him in a trial for the ages. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) makes it her mission to free slave populations from their masters, but finds her growing dragons difficult to control.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Mark Gatiss
as Tycho Nestoris
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Lucian Msamati
as Salladhor Saan
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Pedro Pascal
as Oberyn Martell
Ciarán Hinds
as Mance Rayder
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Joseph Gatt
as Thenn Warg
Struan Rodger
as Three-Eyed Raven
Brian Fortune
as Othell Yarwyck
Neil Fingleton
as Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg
Paola Dionisotti
as Anya Waynwood
Emilio Doorgasingh
as Great Master
Grahame Fox
as Ralf Kenning
Alisdair Simpson
as Donnel Waynwood
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Richard Doubleday
as Vance Corbray
Kerry Ingram
as Shireen Baratheon
Octavia Selena Alexandru
as Child of the Forest
Gary Oliver
as Braavosi Captain
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 4

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (22)

The show proceeds at its own stately pace, telling its own knotty story. Rather than be concerned that future seasons might mar the world that Martin, Benioff, and Weiss have painstakingly created.

Apr 2, 2014 | Full Review…

To my taste, the characters and their relationships are the primary draw for Game of Thrones, along with the political wrangling for the Iron Throne.

Apr 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Each of the actors rises to that challenge, whether playing opposite one person or a multitude of extras.

Apr 7, 2014 | Full Review…

HBO very well could hit the 10-season mark with what's become its franchise series. There's no reason to kill this golden calf -- particularly with so many characters still available to be sacrificed instead.

Apr 5, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

One of the best shows of the last several years feels as creatively vital as ever.

Apr 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Still TV's best -- dive in while the water's warm. Winter is coming, after all.

Apr 1, 2014 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It feels like forever since the last episode of Game of Thrones, but the premiere, "Two Swords," was well worth the wait. A stellar start to the fourth season.

Apr 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At its best, the show is completely unpredictable and meticulously detailed in its orchestration of pain and agony. So far as we can tell, season four stands to be its finest frame yet.

Apr 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Every character beat feels like it's been crafted to its finest point, while each scene carries with it the possibility of drastic change - but that is only because the series has done such a fantastic job conditioning the audience to expect such things.

Apr 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Rejoice! Game of Thrones is back in all its epic, sprawling, bloody glory. And Sunday's briskly paced Season 4 opener, "Two Swords," did not disappoint.

Apr 7, 2014 | Full Review…

It's been three seasons since the series premiere, but Game of Thrones still knows how to open with power.

Apr 7, 2014 | Full Review…

Like the mechanic gears of the credit titles, everything seems to fit into the series. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 4

  • Oct 13, 2019
    The writing began to go downhill during season 4.
  • Oct 11, 2019
    GoT continues to ride high as chaos continues to have its way with the Seven Kingdoms. Meticulous storytelling, great acting, fantastic soundtrack.
  • Oct 03, 2019
    THE BEST SEASON. Season 4 was amazing. Every episode kept you hooked and it was perfectly done.
  • Sep 23, 2019
    Just keeps getting better and more nail biting as we watch the characters grow and the threat grows larger.
  • Sep 22, 2019
    montaña es tan brutal la muerte son increíbles sobre todo la muerte que hace montaña
  • Sep 09, 2019
    Whereas this season starts off very strong, it starts to drag (in my opinion) towards later in the season and starts to show a little bit of the problems which would plague later seasons. Definitely a better fantasy adaptation than a lot of films/tv series I have seen, but no where near the comfort of season 1 or the shock of season 3.
  • Sep 07, 2019
    Very happy with the entire season, except how they left out a huge plot point in the final episode, one that was building up since season 1. Oh well, it was still amazing.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    This show has its several flaws, but all four of these stars are earned just for the Battle of Castle Black, which is on par with Helm's Deep in my book.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    Outstanding season! This was Thrones at it's best.
  • Sep 05, 2019
    A lot of people consider Season 3 as the climax of this show, but I have to pick Season 4 as the best. The Battle at the Wall, Tyrion's Confession, and countless other plot points just made this so great for me. This was the best point in Jon's arc for me, and I loved every moment of it. Was certainly the most memorable Season for me. I'm giving it a 5 stars, even though I know there are some flaws such as Tyrion's final act, and Jaime not revealing to Tyrion who Tysha really was.

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