Game of Thrones: Season 4 Reviews

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July 16, 2020
If anything, this entire season really belongs to Tyrion.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2018
Like the mechanic gears of the credit titles, everything seems to fit into the series. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 3, 2017
HBO's hard-R fantasy series continues to be must-see TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 26, 2015
Gods are worshipped but they don't seem to be merciful. Nothing is unexpected on Thrones. All those swords are being drawn for a reason.
February 24, 2015
Four strong seasons with talented show-runners, distinguished writing and peerless acting. It's shock-and-awe storytelling. Here's to Season Five.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 16, 2014
Overall, it's been a dramatic, but uneven season, and who knows where they can go from here, having upped all the antes that could have possibly been upped.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 14, 2014
A sublime and gripping addition to the not-hitherto-ungripping HBO canon.
April 14, 2014
Not as graphic as last season's bloodbath down the aisle, the death count in last night's episode is a game changer, though perhaps not as surprising this time around. All men must die, sure, but do they all have to die at a wedding?
April 9, 2014
"Two Swords" was a great start to the series with some bad-ass action from a brand new character, and, of course, Arya.
April 9, 2014
From a telescoped perspective, "Two Swords" is an assured hour, touching base but keeping things moving with many of the major ideas and remaining players of Game of Thrones.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 8, 2014
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.
April 7, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 7, 2014
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.
April 7, 2014
One of the ingenious pleasures of Game of Thrones is that for all the convoluted narrative twists, its 78 subplots (rough estimate) tend to unfold along user-friendly genre lines.
April 7, 2014
HBO's lavishly and expertly produced fantasy returns with a lightning-fast opener that skillfully, sometimes amusingly, and eventually violently resets the characters, putting them in place for the season to come.
April 7, 2014
Each of the actors rises to that challenge, whether playing opposite one person or a multitude of extras.
April 7, 2014
These packed curtain-raisers, like last night's "Two Swords," are rewarding for those who have read the books and somewhat maddening for those who have not, requiring multiple viewings and an open Wikipedia page.
April 7, 2014
It's been three seasons since the series premiere, but Game of Thrones still knows how to open with power.
April 7, 2014
Even in a show with more than 200 characters, pleasingly, there's always room for more.
April 7, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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