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The Killing: Season 4 (2014)




Critic Consensus: While its characters still intrigue and its atmosphere remains absorbingly dark, The Killing succumbs to silliness in its fourth season, straying into distractingly overwrought territory.


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The fourth and final season of this crime drama is the first to air on Netflix after three seasons on AMC. At the outset, Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) face the aftermath of James Skinner's death at the hands of Linden. As a result, Holder creates a cover-up to hide their actions, but it falls apart when Reddick (Gregg Henry) discovers Skinner's body. Meanwhile, Linden and Holder begin investigating a boy accused of murdering his family. However, while Holder wants to hold the accused accountable, Linden sympathizes with him and believes he might be innocent.


Mireille Enos
as Sarah Linden
Joel Kinnaman
as Stephen Holder
Joan Allen
as Colonel Margaret O'Neal
Gregg Henry
as Carl Reddick
Sterling Beaumon
as Lincoln Knopf
Tyler Ross
as Kyle Stansbury

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (11)

The final season of The Killing has the dark cop drama playing its strongest card well.

August 1, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Like LinkedIn and the career of Ryan Reynolds, The Killing is one of those cultural non-phenomenons that somehow manages to slip through the cracks of reason and persist long after its expected expiration date.

August 1, 2014 | Full Review…

I truly like the character work done by Enos and Kinnaman but the fourth season of The Killing feels like an afterthought.

July 29, 2014 | Full Review…

The last five minutes are either the wrongest or rightest ending possible (you decide), but no one will disagree that after all its relentless digressions, this show finally has an ending.

November 19, 2015 | Full Review…

The Killing still has some pulling power, even if the initial thrill of Season 1 is long since gone.

August 5, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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An intense, electrifying final season, as Linden joins Walter White & other murderers we root for. The grim, rainy setting has never reflected the characters' inner lives more.

August 1, 2014 | Full Review…

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