Justified: Season 4 Reviews

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
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
It is one of the TV's smartest and, yes, funniest shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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.
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.
September 30, 2013
As a big fan of Ron Eldard's, I was delighted to see him enter as a menace-turned-friend-turned-menace with Boyd, and his no-reservations murder of another character was an explosion of funny-appalling-violence very much in the Leonard tradition.
September 30, 2013
There are no shortage of anti-heroes on television these days: crooks with a conscience, mostly, joined by the occasional broody cop who doesn't play by the rules. Raylan Givens is different than both of these types.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 12, 2013
Justified is probably the least pretentious best drama on TV.