4 Blocks

4 Blocks

A grim Berlin gang show about a boss who tries to go legal

7.5

TV Show

Germany
German
Thriller
2017
Almila Bagriacik, Kida Khodr Ramadan, Veysel Gelin

The take

This sleek German drama is often referred to as “the best German television series of all time”. It’s a rare insight into the criminal underworld of Berlin, a city known for its appetite for parties and drugs, but rarely put in question about where those drugs come from.

It follows a Lebanese drug cartel and its leader, Ali "Toni" Hamady, who wants to get out of crime to protect his family.

Crime is not “cool” (kids!), but that doesn’t mean that a show about crime shouldn’t be. And 4 Blocks, in everything from atmosphere and music to its depiction of rarely-portrayed gangster nationalities, is really cool.

Comments

Add a comment

What did you think? Who should watch it?

UP NEXT 

UP NEXT 

UP NEXT 

Miseducation

A fun and catty South African university life series that misses out on emotional depth

5.7

Caliphate

A psychological thriller that provides insight on what drove so many young people to ISIS.

8.9

Occupied

Norway's most expensive show ever is a timely thrill ride with a grim geopolitical premise.

8.7

Unorthodox

A well-acted fact-based thriller about untangling the grip of a close-knit community

8.5

Escape at Dannemora

Based on a true prison escape story, this slow-burn suspense thriller features once-in-a-lifetime performances by a star-studded cast

9.3

Bad Banks

A thrilling German mini-series about a junior analyst who causes a new financial crisis

8.0

The Looming Tower

A well-written thriller miniseries about the rivalry between the CIA and the FBI and how they failed to prevent 9/11.

8.1

The Good Fight

Like Suits or The Good Wife, but sharper

9.1

Unbelievable

Critics lauded the angle and feminist edge of this grim true crime miniseries.

8.8

To the Lake

A Russian thriller about a deadlier pandemic where society goes violent

7.3

Curated by humans, not algorithms.

agmtw logo

© 2023 agoodmovietowatch, all rights reserved.