Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987

Critics score:
12 / 100

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Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune: The impoverishment here is not merely of means, but of spirit. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times: The overall effect is of a story atomized and dying before our eyes, collapsing into smashed pulp, ground down into big-budget Kryptonite ash. Read more

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel: Superman IV is cinematic kryptonite. Not only could it kill the Superman series, it might also leave filmgoers feeling weak. Read more

Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer: Of course, Superman saves the world, but the real news is that there's still some life in the series. Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: The Superman series gets more and more whimsically outrageous as it goes along. Read more

Pat Graham, Chicago Reader: By ordinary movie standards it's awful, but fans of cinematic dementia should have fun for about half an hour. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: About as dreary as a summit conference in Belgium. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: The earlier films in the series were far from perfect, but at their best they had some flair and agreeable humor, qualities this one sorely lacks. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: More sluggish than a funeral barge, cheaper than a sale at K mart, it's a nerd, it's a shame, it's Superman IV. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: One of the cheesiest movies ever made. Read more