Fargo: Season 4 (2020)


Season 4

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Though Fargo's ambitious fourth season struggles to maintain momentum, fine performances and a change of scenery make for an engaging -- if uneven -- departure from the series' norm.



Critic Ratings: 55


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User Ratings: 542

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Air date: Sep 27, 2020

An uneasy peace between two Kansas City crime syndicates is threatened by an untimely death. Meanwhile, the Smutny family is caught between a rock and a hard place.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2020

The Smutnys receive unexpected guests, Josto and Gaetano reunite, Loy challenges the status quo and Oraetta is caught.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2020

Deafy and Odis join forces, Josto seeks revenge, Oraetta finds new employment, Gaetano makes a move and Zelmare and Swanee help the Smutnys with their debt.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2020

Loy retaliates, Josto asserts his leadership, Ethelrida makes a disturbing discovery and the walls begin to close in on Odis.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2020

Loy goes on the attack, Gaetano pays the piper, Oraetta goes off the deep end, Josto challenges orders and Rabbi puts his life on the line.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2020

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Air date: Nov 8, 2020

Loy plays with fire, Josto wears his heart on his sleeve, Oraetta makes a surprising discovery and Deafy closes in on Zelmare and Swanee.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2020

Rabbi and Satchel hit the road.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2020

Loy forms an uneasy alliance, Odis finds peace, Josto settles the score, Ethelrida takes a risk andOraetta gets spooked.

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In 1950 Kansas City, two criminal syndicates jockey to control an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs while fighting for a piece of the American dream. As tensions rise, the crime heads trade their youngest sons in an attempt to strike an uneasy peace.

Cast & Crew

Chris Rock
Loy Cannon
Jason Schwartzman
Josto Fadda
Ben Whishaw
Rabbi Milligan
Salvatore Esposito
Gaetano Fadda
Jessie Buckley
Oraetta Mayflower
Jack Huston
Odis Weff
Andrew Bird
Thurman Smutny
Anji White
Dibrell Smutny
E'myri Crutchfield
Ethelrida Pearl Smutny
Gaetano Bruno
Constant Calamita
Corey Hendrix
Omie Sparkman
Matthew Elam
Lemuel Cannon
Noah Hawley
Executive Producer
Warren Littlefield
Executive Producer
Joel Coen
Executive Producer
Ethan Coen
Executive Producer
John Cameron
Executive Producer
Dana Gonzales
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Critic Reviews for Fargo Season 4

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (26)

Series creator Noah Hawley has come up with yet another ambitious, dazzling, and entertaining season of his Coen brothers-based anthology series, this time with a story that brings in themes of racism, assimilation, and the fraught promise of America.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…

If all of this sounds like a lot of strands to tie together, it is-but unlike in previous seasons, many of these strands really feel ancillary to the gangland drama that stodgily occupies center stage.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Fargo, as in past seasons, manages to be both more dramatic, and more comic, than almost any other show on TV right now.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Fargo has always been a little off-kilter, but those elements stand out as particularly indulgent or egregious this season, when its overall storytelling approach is so uneven.

Sep 23, 2020 | Full Review…

You practically need a map, the series is so all over the place. But frustrations and all, it's a journey worth taking.

Sep 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Another exemplary cast elevates wordless gestures and already witty lines into exciting entertainment, with Jessie Buckley and Glynn Turman being the overall breakouts, but this version of Fargo feels bleaker than any that preceded it.

Sep 14, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Where does Ethelrida figure in to a gang war between adults? This reporter is eager to find out.

Mar 26, 2021 | Full Review…

Fargo Season 4 is good and sometimes it is really good and comes close to the lofty goals that the series obviously has.

Jan 15, 2021 | Full Review…

By the end of this leisurely-paced opener, they had yet to cohere into something of substance.

Jan 7, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Generally, the show's greatest successes occur whenever any given pairing is allowed to simply interact, especially its foes, such as Odis with Deafy or Oraetta and Ethelrida.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Playing the game only gets Black people so far, and others near society's bottom rung enjoy feeling superior to them. The season isn't a failure, but the swing Fargo took would have connected if it utilized a better way of communicating this.

Dec 2, 2020 | Full Review…

There's no show like it on TV, and no better time than now to catch up.

Nov 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fargo: Season 4

  • Jun 06, 2021
    It felt like it was meant to be a comedy show, but had no punchlines. Actors Jessie Buckley and E'myri Crutchfield were outstanding though...just a shame there was n't a better storyline for them.
  • Jun 05, 2021
    Enjoyed the first three seasons of Fargo and watched on Netflix. Was a bit surprised this was on free-to-air rather than Netflix, and the ad breaks didn't help. Tried very hard to watch, and made it as far as Episode 6. Unfortunately the ever increasing tedium, eye rolling pantomime villain and ridiculous plot made it increasingly unwatchable. The worst part of it all was the over dark and gloomy filming. In one unmemorable scene the only thing we could make out was a pair of eyes. In most scenes if you looked hard you could just make out some shadowy figures moving around but it was hard to figure out who they were and what they were doing. But it didn't matter much because you just didn't care anyway. This is unmitigated unwatchable rubbish and I'll never get back the six hours I wasted on it. Now it is clear why Netflix passed this one by - good for you. What is unclear is how it scores 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. Where you watching something else?
  • May 27, 2021
    Not the same show. They're ruining the franchise with this one, sadly. So disappointed.
  • May 21, 2021
    WTF??? It's really horrible season.
  • May 20, 2021
    Just binge watched series 1-3 and started on series 4. I would have rated series 1-3 as 4/5 but the new series (4) is not a patch on its predecessors. Episode 2 and it is ‘rambling'. I like multiple storylines but ones you have a sense are going somewhere, with series 4 it's just not that interesting; missing the dark humour of the previous series not engaging; and with poor characters and acting. I will persevere if I'm desperate for something to watch in the hope it improves.
  • May 13, 2021
    Worst Fargo season yet, easily. A mess.
  • Apr 06, 2021
    Although it doesn't live up to the other seasons, strong performances and more action lead to a reasonably enjoyable season.
  • Apr 02, 2021
    Not good. I loved seasons 1-3 (some of the best storylines on tv), but season 4 is just a plodding mess. The acting was decent all the way around, but I didn't care about any of the characters. Season 4 is a big swing and miss. Hopefully season 5 gets back to what made Fargo great.
  • Mar 27, 2021
    Terrible. Absolute Garbage. The first 3 seasons were great, and now this is just so bad I had to stop watching because it was so cringeworthy and painful to watch a great show that has been completely ruined. I don't know what happened. Extremely disappointed
  • Mar 27, 2021
    Story, characters, photography, sound track. Everything fits.

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