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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

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United Kingdom, United States · 1987
Rated PG · 1h 30m
Director Sidney J. Furie
Starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper
Genre Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. Using a strand of Superman's hair, Luthor synthesizes a powerful ally known as Nuclear Man and ignites an epic battle spanning Earth and space.

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Chicago Reader by

By ordinary movie standards it's awful, but fans of cinematic dementia should have fun for about half an hour.


Chicago Tribune by Dave Kehr

Superman IV is a pathetic appendage to the series, a dull, shoddy film that makes the minimal 1950s TV series seem rife with production values by comparison. [27 July 1987, p.10C]


Los Angeles Times by Michael Wilmington

Sequels to big-budget popular hits usually end up super-slick, shallow and inflated. But this one isn't even super-slick; it's shallow and deflated...The overall effect is of a story atomized and dying before our eyes, collapsing into smashed pulp, ground down into big-budget Kryptonite ash. [27 July 1987, p.1]


Washington Post by Rita Kempley

Superman IV, except for a glitzy new villain named Nuclear Man, is one of the cheesiest movies ever made. It's so grainy and grossly envisioned, it seems filmed on pulp. Superman's crystalline Arctic palace looks as if it's made of no-deposit-no-return soda bottles, and his suit of primary colors has ring around the collar.

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