Justified: Season 4 Reviews

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October 19, 2018
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.
July 23, 2018
Skilful direction keeps things light while maintaining a sense of jeopardy.
June 11, 2018
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.
August 26, 2014
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.
August 26, 2014
It's still a case study in economical dialogue with an oft-sardonic bite.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 26, 2014
Every subplot crackles with pungently funny dialogue and taut pacing.
August 26, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 26, 2014
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.
August 26, 2014
The truth is, Justified works best when it embraces its procedural roots.
August 25, 2014
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.
August 25, 2014
It is one of the TV's smartest and, yes, funniest shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 25, 2014
Four seasons down, and I still have no damn idea where this show is going to go from week to week.
August 25, 2014
The series has never felt more kick-ass confident than during this recent season, which amounts to a summation of Justified's first four years.
Top Critic
August 22, 2014
Raylan Givens was, and very much remains, the coolest cop on TV.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 22, 2014
Season 4 matched the series' muted epicness from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
June 24, 2014
There may have been some bumps along the way -- I found the middle of the fourth season convoluted at times -- but the season certainly ended in a very satisfying fashion.
June 24, 2014
It's still delivering the goods - if anything, it's even tighter than it was when it began. There isn't a wasted line or pointless scene to be found.
June 24, 2014
Mixing drama and suspense with a hint of humor and a few dashes of violence, Justified doesn't waste much time getting the ball rolling on Season 4's story.
December 17, 2013
Overshadowed somewhat by the debuts of The Americans and The Bridge, Justified continues to be one of the most dependable weapons in FX's arsenal.
September 30, 2013
Only a small number of series have a sense of place as keen as Justified, and that same small number of series can count an abundance of pitch-perfect characters like Raylan and Boyd.
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