Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (2017)


Season 4
Halt and Catch Fire

Critics Consensus

Halt and Catch Fire's character-driven drama culminates in an optimistic ode to the early internet age that's bound to stand the test of time.



Critic Ratings: 26


Audience Score

User Ratings: 183
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Air date: Aug 19, 2017
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Tv Season Info

The final season of the series will see our cast of characters navigating the early days of the Internet and web browsers, pondering their destinies both personally and professionally, while the competitive nature of the tech world continues to complicate and affect their relationships.


Lee Pace
as Joe MacMillan
Scoot McNairy
as Gordon Clark
Mackenzie Davis
as Cameron Howe
Kerry Bishé
as Donna Clark
Toby Huss
as John Bosworth
Annabeth Gish
as Diane Gould
Anna Chlumsky
as Dr. Katie Herman
Aleksa Palladino
as Sara Wheeler
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Critic Reviews for Halt and Catch Fire Season 4

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (13)

Its fourth season, like the ones before it, was a pleasure to watch, wise and gentle about the importance and difficulty of finding the right work and the right people with whom to make a life.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Halt and Catch Fire succeeds by making its tech narrative not a dry history lesson, but rather a battle of wills between four very flawed, compelling characters.

Oct 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Entering the final season, the AMC drama is running with the precision of swiss quartz.

Aug 18, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There is gold in this series, one of the best of recent times and many people will not even know that it exists. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Halt and Catch Fires is one of the best shows of all time.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Hell, this show is a testament to that kind of determination, an unlikely underdog that kept barking to keep the lights on, and wound up succeeding. No matter how this whole thing ends, it's already won.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This drama has certainly grown a lot-but now, with the pieces all in place, it seems fair to say that it was also brilliant from the start.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Season 4 improved upon all the previous seasons. It was truly a wonderful swan song for the show.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…

It is an achingly beautiful portrayal of four people striving to make something that matters, all the while screwing up relationships and finding a way back to each other.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Beautiful. That's the only way to describe the two-hour finale of Halt and Catch Fire. Well, also satisfying. That's another word for it!

Dec 29, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

With so many self-consciously explosive series vying for your attention, Halt and Catch Fire played a different game. It kept itself contained, forcing the audience to match its subdued, mesmerizing rhythm.

Oct 16, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

But in its final season, Halt managed to convey a sincere nostalgia for the optimism of the early Web. Those crappy early HTML pages, with their corny cartoons and lists of links, were doors leading to endless other doors.

Oct 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4

  • Aug 13, 2019
    This series wrung out my heart and left a puddle of silicon in its place. A cerebral and intense foray into the dawn of the internet age and the bold and brilliant people who helped lead the way. In my top ten all-time shows along with Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Sons of Anarchy.
  • Jun 26, 2019
    Amazing - didn't want it to end
  • Jun 29, 2018
    Blew me away, by far some of the best television ever created!
  • Jun 21, 2018
    Started with great potential... ended as a poor soap. More than just the writers ran out of steam.
  • Jun 19, 2018
    This is a really enjoyable show
  • Jun 16, 2018
    Will miss thIS great show. such interesting, complex, and well developed characters - so memorable.
  • May 31, 2018
    Season 4 seems to be headed into soap. but what's worse? who decided on the faux-profound artsy-fartsy green and yellow tinting? yuck! and the over-saturated back-lighting? yuck. i'll take old-fashioned technicolor--or any real color--any time.
  • Mar 23, 2018
    (caps not intended but rotten tomatoes is broken at the time of writing this). This is uone of the most underrated shows on tv, and I can't believe how it flew under the radar from start to finish. silicon vallye is funny, cathardic, modern and upbeat. This show is true to life, full of love, friendship, grief and challenges. Throughout a short four seasons, you see all the main characters grow and evolve. You learn to love them like your own family as you embark on their life journey. Every single characters matters in a completely different way. there are qualities i share, hate and envy in each and every one of them. this is by far one of my favorite shows and simply left me speechless by the end. It hits really close to home.
  • Feb 11, 2018
    Why was this show so hard to find? It had ended before it screened anywhere in my country. I had to find it online.
  • Jan 12, 2018
    Reading the reviews for season 4 of this show, I feel like I must have seen an entirely different series. The first season of Halt and Catch Fire had momentum, it had compelling characters, and it had a plot. By this season, all those attributes had been jettisoned. This season completely lacked momentum, the characters had been mangled beyond recognition in a shuffle of disposable plot points, and I found it extremely difficult to finish the show. Scene-to-scene there was nothing at stake, no identifiable tension, no arc to the show. I feel profoundly bored and resentful-- sitting through the entire series to watch it slowly disintegrate into a swamp of dull irrelevance. If this is "the show nobody watched" as the Guardian once called it, the public should consider themselves lucky-- what a waste of time.

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