Emmy nominated for Best Drama series, 24 Season 4 is considered by fans and critics to be the best season yet. Starring Keifer Sutherland in his Emmy nominated role as Jack Bauer, 24 Season 4 received the highest broadcast... more » ratings of the series' 4 year history. The loaded 7-disk set includes a ground-breaking extra, shot on location during Season 5 production, which bridges Season 4 with Season 5 and gives clues about what is to come. 24 Season 4 on DVD is the only place to follow every moment of suspense, mystery and action of this worldwide smash hit television show!« less
Jean W. from JORDANVILLE, NY Reviewed on 3/22/2014...
another great "24"adventure. Love this series
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Season Four: Twists and Turns Galore!
Francisco Javier Nunez | Somewhere in Florida, United States | 07/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! This season of 24 has been a mesmerizing thrill-ride just like the previous three seasons, all of which had a great storyline, excellent plot twists, and many surprising outcomes. Season four brings in some fresh new characters and has many great unexpected guest appearances. Many familiar faces return for this day of crisis, and the fearsome new villain is played with cold-hearted intensity by The Mummy's Arnold Vosloo. The threat this time around is much different, as there are multiple situations to deal with. Jack Bauer has to make some extremely difficult choices as per usual, but it will be interesting to see where the show is taken next year, especially after this season's ending. Kiefer Sutherland is captivating as the frustrated and tormented Jack Bauer, who has found a new love in his life, the daughter of the Secretary of Defense Audrey Heller-Raines. But their love will be put to the ultimate test during the next 24 hours. This is must-see television and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an original and intelligent suspense-filled drama. Season five returns on FOX January 2006."
'24' Season Four is Riveting Television
Johnnie R. Norton | Milledgeville,GA USA | 01/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'24' Season Four is better than Day 3 (season three) and manages to be even more complex and compelling than the last two seasons. The technical work is better than ever, and the main storyline rivals season one's. Season Four brings a refreshing change to the show's formula with its many new cast members, and here are the highlights of this excellent season:
1) When we first see Jack Bauer, he's working for the Secretary of Defense James Heller (William Devane), all the while carrying on an affair with his daughter Audrey Raines (Kim Raver). Then a villian named Habib Marwan sets in motion a plan to bring down the US Government. Jack and Audrey's love for each other is affected by the day's events, and the emotional turmoils that develop are involving. Jack must risk his own life and the lives of others around him to save the US government and its people, which in turn complicates their relationship.
2) The twists are more predictable now that the formula has been played out several times prior to this season, but there are still some shocking events in the various storylines, and they are most prominent in the storyline involving the Araz family.
3) The acting by Keifer Sutherland is superb as he makes Jack Bauer a more poignant, grounded hero. Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub), the sarcastic worker of CTU from season three, also shows some maturity and brings some well-needed humor to the ever-growing tension that develops in the season. Many new characters are introduced, but no one is more captivating than Dina Araz (Shoreh Aghdashloo). Her character traits contradict each other and are put to the test over the season, making her this season's most interesting character. Aghdashloo plays Dina as a mother who has no options in the situation she is caught up in, and the show is revitalized due to her brilliant performance. It's a travesty that she wasn't nominated for an Emmy or Golden Globe for her great supporting role.
4) The production values are consistent and the camerawork nearly flawless.
'24' Season Four improves on nearly everything from the previous seasons and does deserve its acclaim from critics and fans as the show's best season, but I personally prefer season one because its conclusion was more epic, deep, and true. Still, '24' Season Four makes for riveting television as it reinvents the thrilling formula that has made first-time viewers and long-time fans sit up and take notice."
DAY 4: Abduction of The Secretary of Defense
Jacki | Reno, NV USA | 07/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After an attack on a train and incrypted chatter on the internet is discovered, agents of the Las Angelos Counter Terrorist Unit are left baffled. Jack Bauer however, knows there is some sort of connection. A connection that leads to an even bigger threat. Taking matters into his own hands, Jack peforms intensive interogation tactics on a suspect. Once the prisoner breaks, Bauer learns that the U.S. Secretary of Defense has been targeted. And Jack has only a few minutes to counter-act the abduction....
This season is by far from being the best out of the series. Kiefer Sutherland gives an outstanding performance, but the story is just not as well put together as previous ones have been. Once again, the writers tried to out-do the previous year by having tons of incidents for the characters to go through. These are interesting, but there are so many of them; that the show really looses its once film feel. This season is really episodic in its storylines. Even more characters are added and perform really needless actions. They are really there to just take up time. The sad part to this season are the conflicts Jack and his colleges go through. They are basicilly recycled material from the past three years with slight differences in the cause and effect aspects. The highlight to this season is the heart pounding return of the assassin Mandy. Except this does not occur until the last few episodes of the year. 24 SEASON FOUR is action packed, but its main story just does not connect with the individual hours as well as in previous years."
Get Me Jack Bauer!
R. Hughes | New York, NY United States | 11/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The thrilling series "24" has changed the face of action-adventure. Big-screen movies are dull, plodding and timid compared to this brilliant television series. Season four was the very best -- meaning it was perhaps the greatest single action series ever on television. The creators obviously learned from what worked during previous seasons and they kept the action ratcheted up, streamlined the story to avoid any extraneous subplots, and continually topped themselves. Just when you thought -- no, they can't do that -- they did it! More than top-notch, edge-of-the-seat suspense, "24" redefines the genre. Intelligent, surprising, beautifully produced and craftily imagined, this is the kind of show you can't wait to share with your friends. And I can't wait for season five. A must for anyone who cares about and quality in action, adventure and drama."