The Man in the High Castle: Season 4 (2019)

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The Man in the High Castle finds something close to closure, wrapping up major threads to bring everything full circle in sufficiently dramatic fashion.

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Juliana Crain is on a mission to take down Reichsmarschall Smith, as the Nazis use the Die Nebenwelt Portal to infiltrate other worlds. Helen Smith struggles to protect her fractured family. Chief Inspector Kido is caught between the Imperial Army and the Royal Family as the Japanese Empire faces its greatest challenge. Amid these tensions, a new rebel force rises: the Black Communist Resistance.

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Critic Reviews for The Man in the High Castle Season 4

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

So while on the one hand I commend showrunner Eric Overmyer and the producers for acknowledging the role African Americans play in every freedom fight this nation has been embroiled in - even ones in fictional, "what if" histories - thanks but no thanks.

Nov 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Season four allowed more time with Brennan Brown's Robert Childan, the antique dealer who is left somewhat in limbo... Their arc was a refreshing bit of light in a very dark season, and Brown deserves credit for doing a lot with often very little.

Nov 21, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you've stuck with the show all this time, however, this is your reward: a conclusion that's thematically rich, often exciting, and as satisfying a wrap-up to the series as one could hope for under the circumstances.

Nov 15, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It clearly doesn't take a genius to see where Man In The High Castle was always going to go in the end, but in getting us there, this well-weaved extravaganza does take its viewer on a wild and fufilling ten-episode ride.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

These first five episodes suggest that we are going to have a high level season and a worthy finale. [Full review in Spanish]

Nov 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Though it's questionable whether the circuitous journey makes the destination worthwhile, The Man in the High Castle nevertheless builds toward a fascinating finale.

Jan 27, 2020 | Full Review…

The series has a good starting point, makes unconvincing turns, but have good characters, on the edge of good and evil. [Full review in Spanish]

Feb 6, 2020 | Full Review…

While the series does a good job of showing that none of these people are purely bad, they've done terrible things, and now they're paying for them.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The Man in the High Castle is still worth recommending, but it's a shame to see the show go out on its weakest season. The human drama is as strong as ever, but High Castle struggles to coalesce it into a coherent, impactful ending to its story.

Nov 18, 2019 | Rating: 6.3/10 | Full Review…

Those looking for bombast and overthrowing hate may find some disappointment...perhaps the point of The Man in the High Castle has never been about that, but rather instilling inspiration so that the fight will go on while trying to do the right thing.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The show has left some of its less effective storylines at the wayside and strengthened its final season with only the best aspects of its strong characters, compelling alternate history, and mysterious but promising cross-dimensional possibilities.

Nov 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Man in the High Castle: Season 4

  • Feb 01, 2020
    Wonderful series absolutely gutted to see it end
  • Jan 28, 2020
    The earlier seasons were so compelling and the production value so strong that I could have watched scenes of the characters reading out the phone book and I would have remained captivated. The departure of the original show-runner however has had a catastrophic effect and this initially subtle, ethereal programme has descending into plain sci-fi along with its star-trek-like inter-dimensional portal. I am a massive sci-fi fan but I would have much preferred this to stay in the realm of mysticism so it could focus on exploring the hypothetical historical scenarios that are equally fascinating and horrifying. Oberst-Gruppenführer Smith continues to be the highlight and I even caught myself cheering when he executed his plan in Berlin. Watching his internal torment was one of the few remaining threads of interest and the chilling realisation of his being a product of circumstances. Personally I feel they were trying too hard to find a happy ending when the whole point is this show is the grim reality of what could have been. I wish they had been brave enough to see it through and finish it on a note of resignation. You don't have to show them as beaten to understand how evil they are.
  • Jan 26, 2020
    Loved this series, especially the quality of its production. However, I felt completely short changed by the ending. Having not realised that the episode I was watching was the last, it all came to such an abrupt end and left countless unanswered questions. There seems to be a vibe that they couldn't wait to wrap it up. There was easily another season in this to explore how the parallel world developed and what happened to some of the major characters as the regime changes took effect. Shame.
  • Jan 23, 2020
    In summary? The best season, worth watching honestly but lots of bumps in the road, unanswered questions and fairly non-sensical ending. I read the book over a decade ago & frankly dont remember enough of it to judge series by it. But as to Series 4? On a true scale of 10, I'd give it a solid 9 for sex appeal on visuals, sound, costume, sets, acting. But on some other scale of 10, probably a 5, maybe 6 for storyline. Here on Amazon's scale it's a reluctant 3. Which I hated because in many ways it's the best season in that you could tell they tightened it up, spared no expense. I really wanted it to be as good as you could tell the filmmakers wanted it to be. But I agree with some of the other critics, the writers distracted us from the meat of things with narratives about bad America or that Communists were the way to go. Those quandaries alone merit a Season 5 to fully vet. Even if in the end we somewhat see a former American, now a sort of 2nd to John Smith, yank off his Nazi medal but we're left wondering what that meant. Although we do see Crain & her band of merry men fighting it seems just to stop The Natzees. So that's good right? But the ending was like Disney meets Karl Marx with a sort of egalitarianism thing that belies and undermines all of the rich content of this series and after we see the characters spy what looks like a symbol just short of an Obama campaign poster, you get the distinct feeling the ending is just a propaganda wink for mass immigration. I felt it obvious and self gushing but fairly failed on the scale of art.
  • Jan 22, 2020
    The Man in the High Castle is unlike anything else on TV, with an immediately engrossing plot driven by quickly developed characters in a fully realized post-WWII dystopia. The show has left some of its less effective storylines at the wayside and strengthened its final season with only the best aspects of its strong characters, compelling alternate history, and mysterious but promising cross-dimensional possibilities. If you've stuck with the show all this time, this is your reward: a conclusion that's thematically rich, often exciting, and as satisfying a wrap-up to the series one could hope for. 9/10
  • Jan 20, 2020
    Just binged all 4 seasons in 3 days. Perfection! Possibly, the greatest all around series I've ever watched in my 50 years-30 as a professional actor/singer. I became obsessed with every nuance, perfectly scripted word, incredible adaptation of a book that didnt take it far enough, superb directing and phenomenal acting performances. It only took minutes to become submerged to the point of feeling you are right there and feeling all the same emotions that shock, power, horror, beauty, culture, terror, pride and survival caused to emote, from every character. I didnt want it to end, but at the same time I did. I wanted to see America win again! I wanted to see good conquer evil. I wanted to see bad people die for good, and I wanted to see the worlds come together in peace. My opinion of the ending is that the worlds coming together from "everywhere", as Juliana Crain says as the last word of the show, was symbolic, and not metaphorical as some reviewers have thought, of the previous Nazi/Japanese world coming together to defeat evil and conquering them together. Freedom for their world meant freedom for all worlds. Or, maybe, it was as simple as worlds coming together as one, or travelers returning to that world they escaped from. However, the new arrivals paid no mind to the resistance members, and so I'm pretty sure it was meant as symbolic of freedom to go where you want and be who you want to be! At least for me, what better outcome could that show have had?? Amazing!
  • Jan 18, 2020
    What a waste of time - lost plot lines - redundant new characters - and a close encounters ending 🤮
  • Jan 12, 2020
    There were some very strong performance in this show, including those of Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joel de la Fuente, Brennan Brown, Genea Charpentier, and Chelah Horsdal. But Rufus Sewell was absolutely mesmerizing as John Smith. I had never seen him in anything before and am now a huge fan. He carried the show from the beginning to the end.
  • Jan 11, 2020
    Season 4 is a masterpiece of television: tying together disparate plot threads for an incredible finale! This show will blow your mind and change your view of the world! A must watch for anyone who loves history, Game of Thrones, The Crown, or The Expanse.
  • Jan 09, 2020
    I wish I had stopped watching after season 2. In season 3 it got woke and just went downhill from there. The end was a huge confusing disappointment. Yet amazingly it gets great reviews on RT from most of the professional critics.

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