The Sopranos: Season 4 (2002)

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Season 4
The Sopranos

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The war seeps into the Sopranos household in a season of discontent, with each of these artfully rendered devils stewing in a divine comedy of their own making.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 328
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 15, 2002
2
Air date: Sep 22, 2002
3
Air date: Sep 29, 2002
4
Air date: Oct 6, 2002
5
Air date: Oct 13, 2002
6
Air date: Oct 20, 2002
7
Air date: Oct 27, 2002
8
Air date: Nov 3, 2002
9
Air date: Nov 10, 2002
10
Air date: Nov 17, 2002
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Tv Season Info

Series 4 begins with Tony and Christopher attempting to track down Detective Lieutenant Barry Haydu, who murdered Christopher's father. Tony's relationship with Carmela has reached its peak, as she becomes less and less able to cope with his infidelities and financial issues. When Johnny Sack approaches Tony with a proposal to murder Carmela, Tony must decide what to do.

Cast

James Gandolfini
as Anthony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco
as Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco
as Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli
as Christopher Moltisanti
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
as Meadow Soprano
Dominic Chianese
as Corrado `Uncle Junior' Soprano
Robert Iler
as Anthony Soprano Jr.
Steven Van Zandt
as Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico
as Paulie `Walnuts' Gualtieri
Aida Turturro
as Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa
as Bobby `Bacala' Baccalieri
Drea de Matteo
as Adriana La Cerva
Joe Pantoliano
as Ralph Cifaretto
Vincent Curatola
as Johnny `Johnny Sack' Sacramoni
Tony Lip
as Carmine Lupertazzi
Sharon Angela
as Rosalie Aprile
Leslie Bega
as Valentina
Dan Grimaldi
as Patsy Parisi
Peter Riegert
as Assemblyman Zellman
Denise Borino
as Ginny Sacramoni
Maureen Van Zandt
as Gabriella Dante
Richard Maldone
as Albert Barese
Max Casella
as Benny Fazio
Carlo Capotorto
as Little Paulie Germani
Peter Bogdanovich
as Dr. Elliot Kupferberg
Jerry Adler
as Herman `Hesh' Rabkin
Tom Aldredge
as Hugh DeAngelis
Linda Lavin
as Dr. Wendy Kobler
Suzanne Shepherd
as Mary DeAngelis
George Loros
as Raymond Curto
Matt Servitto
as Agent Dwight Harris
Frank Pando
as Agent Grasso
Kathrine Narducci
as Charmaine Bucco
Paul Schulze
as Father Phil Intintola
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Critic Reviews for The Sopranos Season 4

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

After a finale like this, it's going to be an achingly long wait until season five.

Aug 15, 2014 | Full Review…

It's still OK to expect brilliance. Rest assured that Chase and his writing team didn't use those 16 months to sit on their hands.

Jul 11, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The Sopranos' -- bursting with livid energy and daringly rotten at its core -- is full of scenes that'll leave you breathless in their audacity, goofball non sequiturs, and profound cynicism.

Jul 11, 2014 | Full Review…

One of the things I like about this season of The Sopranos is the way that it very, very slowly turns up the heat on virtually every major character.

Jul 15, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

... a welcome dose of absurdist humor just when we need it...

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Everybody is right back where they started - except that they know more, and they've been places they can't return from and said things they can't take back.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

A look at a mistifing figure of a gangster in the contemporary times. A necessary look to ourselves. [full review in Spanish]

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

[The] lack of visual drama heightens the tension between the quotidian and the aberrant in the series.

Aug 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Gandolfini's strangely childlike side keeps this series fluid. He makes Tony Soprano hard to figure and easy to forgive.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

This season, there was just too much standin' around.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The Sopranos remains a unique combination of brains, wit and raw power.

Jul 11, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sopranos: Season 4

  • Sep 09, 2015
    While still fun, season 4 has reached Sopranos peak.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • May 09, 2015
    The plot thickens and our characters grown in unexpected directions. The tension rises up considerably amongst the NY family and the Sopranos making for some great explosive moments between the characters and hilarious dark comedy. It never gets out of hand though, this is a series still very grounded in reality and it's refreshing to see that these guys prefer to solve thing amicably and not by shooting everything in sight. Also, applause for the brilliant last episode. Edie Falco was stunning in it and the chemistry between her and Gandolfini was glorious to behold.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Feb 02, 2019
    One of the slower seasons, for sure. Not much at all in terms of a villain. The closest one was Ralph Cifaretto; and even he wasn't much of an antagonist. Luckily i know how amazing seasons 5 and 6 are, otherwise I would think this show is starting to go down hill. About to start season 5, which is hands down one of the best of the series. But I will miss Furio. Wish they either kept him on longer or killed him off in an enjoyable way. Him just packing up and leaving lkke that...really boring idea. Most fans didn't like that. I also just noticed that Meadow isn't in this season at all until episode 12. If you're gonna keep one of the kids off the show, for the love of god make it AJ! I cant stand him...no one can! Spoiled little brat, I wish he would have gotten killed off the show.
  • Jan 15, 2019
    The best TV show ever. I do not think we will ever see anything like it again.
  • Jul 31, 2015
    Not very good with a disappointing ending. Where the fuck is Steve Bushemi?
  • Nov 23, 2014
    Season 4 continues to deliver compelling, intense action with fantastic writing and phenomenal acting as tension grows within' and outside the family.
  • Sep 02, 2014
    Best season for now.
  • Jul 25, 2014
    The exploration of problems between the characters continue to be riveting, and James Gandolfini is certainly helped out by Edie Falco's best performance in the series, especially in the season finale.
  • May 11, 2014
    Second only to "The Wire".
  • Apr 01, 2014
    The season begins well enough then devolves into a slow, slow, SLOW slog of a middle. Seriously, Carmela becoming infatuated with Furio now? Still, the final 3 episodes bring The Sopranos back to being one of the best TV shows of all time.

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