Justified: Season 4 (2013)


Season 4

Critics Consensus

Bolstered by witty, efficient dialogue and confident storytelling, Justified makes a strong case for consideration among cable television's top dramas.



Critic Ratings: 25


Audience Score

User Ratings: 211
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Air date: Jan 8, 2013
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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.


Timothy Olyphant
as Raylan Givens
Nick Searcy
as Art Mullen
Jacob Pitts
as Tim Gutterson
Erica Tazel
as Rachel Brooks
Joelle Carter
as Ava Crowder
Walton Goggins
as Boyd Crowder
Jere Burns
as Wynn Duffy
Ron Eldard
as Colton Rhodes
David Meunier
as Johnny Crowder
Abbey Miller
as Ellen May
Joseph Mazzello
as Preacher Billy
Jenn Lyon
as Lindsey Salazar
Sam Anderson
as Lee Paxton
Robert Baker
as Randall Kusik
Patton Oswalt
as Constable Bob Sweeny
Ned Bellamy
as Gerald Johns
Mike O'Malley
as Nick Augustine
Natalie Zea
as Winona Hawkins
Chris Chalk
as Jody Adair
Gerald McRaney
as Josiah Cairn
Romy Rosemont
as Sonya Gable
Brent Sexton
as Hunter Mosley
David Andrews
as Tillman Napier
Daniel Buran
as Nicky Cush
Michael Graziadei
as Mason Goines
Mel Fair
as Nelson Dunlop
Dave Florek
as Harold Shawn
Rick Gomez
as David Vasquez
Beth Grant
as Mother Truth
Michael Gladis
as Kenneth Blanks
Shelley Hennig
as Jackie Nevada
Mykelti Williamson
as Ellstin Limehouse
Paul Rae
as Patterson Gaines
Robin Riker
as Deborah Jane
Don C. Harvey
as Patrick Massett
Aja Evans
as Sharon Edmunds
Don Harvey
as Patrick Massett
Josh Stamberg
as Alex Barnes
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Jeremy Barkley
David Ury
as Hiram Pugh
Tom Proctor
as Cope Entiss
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Critic Reviews for Justified Season 4

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

It's still a case study in economical dialogue with an oft-sardonic bite.

Aug 26, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Raylan Givens was, and very much remains, the coolest cop on TV.

Aug 22, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show is fortunately too sophisticated for a simplistic Manichean relationship to firepower. Everyone in the show has a gun, but the overwhelming feeling is that practically nobody should.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Skilful direction keeps things light while maintaining a sense of jeopardy.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

As excited as we are to have Justified back for a fourth season, it's easy to forget that the main plots can be a bit slow in coming.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Every subplot crackles with pungently funny dialogue and taut pacing.

Aug 26, 2014 | Full Review…

The show's innate ability to create fabulous characters, and tell great stories, once again made Justified one of if not THE best dramas on television this year.

Aug 26, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Season 4 will likely be remembered for its wonderfully executed (but sometimes wildly digressive) storyline that did without a typical big bad - a move that seemed risky at times, but ultimately paid off by putting the characters ahead of the plot.

Aug 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Although Justified isn't always mentioned in the same breath with some of cable's most prestigious dramas, last season's twisted alliances and terrific heavies (here's to you, Neal McDonough and Mykelti Williamson) put it on par with many of them.

Aug 26, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There was no big bad in season four, and as a result Justified was freer to explore the bigness of the badness within the characters we already knew.

Aug 26, 2014 | Full Review…

The truth is, Justified works best when it embraces its procedural roots.

Aug 26, 2014 | Full Review…

It is one of the TV's smartest and, yes, funniest shows.

Aug 25, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Justified: Season 4

  • Mar 12, 2014
    Instead of having more bad guys showing up at Harlan, S04 has a mistery of the past storyline going. Which is rather interesting, since we get to explore a bit more in depth Raylan and his family ties. But fear not, because Boyd is still wrecking havock around and other interesting things will go down, always connected to the past of these very interesting characters. By my description you might think that this headed into darker territory, but nope, the dialogue is still as sharp as shark teeth and the jokes and one-liners just keep getting better and better.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2017
    This is absolutely my favorite season as we get to see Boyd Crowder coming back, along with Wynn Duffy and of course Givens. The writing and acting are still good, nothing to complain about at all. The new story arc isn't probably the most imaginative, but the whole completed story arc between Raylan and his dad Arlo is absolutely the most gritty real feeling to it. Pros: Still great acting and writing, but I will be sad to see some of the cast not returning. Cons: Frustrated with some plot things and how people got treated, but we can't have everything we want.
  • Aug 01, 2017
    Real Good with some great new characters
  • Jan 07, 2017
    Just a superb storyline, full of surprises, narrow escapes, strong acting and characterization, efficient and witty dialog...best season so far.
  • Feb 21, 2016
    Season 4 competes as one of the best season's of Justified yet, particularly benefitting with added screentime for Jacob Pitts as Deputy Tim Gutterson, and the introduction of Ron Eldard as the cruel Colt Rhodes, who is in league with Boyd Crowder.
  • Jul 22, 2015
    Another great season, The Drew case it was unexpected and the hunt was great. The new addition to the cast was awesome, Boby from Supernatural :) Colton - Ron Eldard - and Constable Bob - Patton Oswalt - were awesome, we finally said goodbye to Arlo - I didn't like him - It is a very good season with many turns and twists :) after 4 season this is in my top 2 :p I'll give it a 9/10.
  • Apr 07, 2015
    The absence of a new, spotlighted bad guy seemed like a risky move, but the writers of Justified once again crafted a stellar season full of the gripping, twisty storylines that made the previous seasons so good, as well as exploring new dimensions of the colourful characters.
  • Nov 20, 2014
    Yet another slam-bang season of gritty story-lines, hard-boiled thrilled, sparkling dialogue, and plentiful action…just don't expect a break from formula.
  • Apr 29, 2014
    Another good season. But the unique Raylan Givens humour is drying up
  • Apr 12, 2014
    Justified gets better and better as it goes on. The creators are doing a great job writing on the show, introducing great characters, and the actors continue to do a great job on the show, especially Oliphant, who continues to bring his confident demeanor to his job, and the action sequences continue to impress.

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