Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
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Superman (Christopher Reeve) tries to save the world from nuclear destruction at the hands of Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) in this action film featuring the man of steel. In a speech to the United Nations, Superman declares he will rid the world of all nuclear weapons. Arch-villain Luthor emerges from prison obsessed with killing Superman and creates an adversary known as Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow). The two engage in a fight to the finish in various landmarks on Earth before taking their battle into outer space. When Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) invites both Superman and Clark Kent to a double-date… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The Superman series gets more and more whimsically outrageous as it goes along."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"It's a shame that "Superman" had to leave the eighties in such a disgraceful fashion."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"With the passing of the production torch to infamous budget tightwads Golan and Globus, it was clear that the worst was yet to come."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The cut-rate production resulted in what Reeve termed "catastrophe" for a film intended to marry a serious message to the series' signature action, humor, and romance."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"By ordinary movie standards it's awful, but fans of cinematic dementia should have fun for about half an hour."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
"One of the cheesiest movies ever made."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"For sentimentality's sake, it's great watching Reeve and company reprise their roles even if it's in the bastard child edition of the series, but this isn't just one of the worst comic book films, it's one of the worst films ever made."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"The special effects are decidedly on the cheap side."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"...this final sigh of a movie manages to send the series out with a feeble yet breathing dignity. It's bad, but it's better than III in that it does try to rise above itself."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"About as dreary as a summit conference in Belgium."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"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."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Predictably awful fourth installment."
‑ William Thomas, Empire Magazine
"Disappointing to say the least, but at least it doesn't have Richard Pryor this time as its star."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
‑ Christopher Null,
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