Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Mike McDaniel
    Jul 8, 2013
    91
    Season 4 of MTV's ""The Real World'' has all the signs of topping the incredibly rich Season 3, which topped Season 2, which topped Season 1. [25 Jun 1995]
  2. Reviewed by: David Zurawik
    Jul 8, 2013
    90
    Despite all the artifice and unreasonable expectations it's selling, "The Real World" is one superb television series. [28 Jun 1995]
  3. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 26, 2013
    83
    In fact they're all really nice, which is the problem. Except for some minor sexual tension, there's no conflict.
  4. Reviewed by: Lee Winfrey
    Jul 8, 2013
    80
    It is better than ever. [28 Jun 1995]
  5. Reviewed by: Steve Johnson
    Jul 8, 2013
    80
    "The Real World"--while voyeuristic, stagey and sometimes maddeningly encouraging of fledgling adults' tendencies to navel gaze--is also blistering good drama, TV's most entrancing and rewarding reality show. [28 Jun 1995]
  6. Reviewed by: Ginny Holbert
    Jul 8, 2013
    75
    Entertaining, addicting and curiously familiar. [28 Jun 1995]
  7. Reviewed by: John Freeman
    Jul 8, 2013
    75
    A voyeur's delight. [30 Jun 1995]
  8. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 11, 2013
    75
    The problem with this Real World has less to do with the assembled folks than with the format itself. Rooming with strangers is always new to the participants, but by now, the roommates' progression from wariness to chumminess to stark-raving hostility has become familiar stuff to us. Yet so far, the filmmakers haven't done anything to enliven their formula.
  9. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jul 8, 2013
    70
    As if getting to live in a real-life Pee-wee's Playhouse wasn't enough for MTV viewers to covet, now they've got the clubs, sights and inhabitants of jolly old England. It makes for what looks to be the most intriguing "Real World" yet. [28 Jun 1995]
  10. Reviewed by: Adam Sandler
    Jul 8, 2013
    70
    Events in [the premiere] unfold rather briskly, marking an auspicious debut for the fourth season of this voyeur's delight. [28 Jun 1995]
  11. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jul 8, 2013
    63
    At least this feels like a culture-clash adventure, not merely an audition for the seven callow cuties sharing yet another fab flat. [27 Jun 1995]
  12. Reviewed by: John J. O'Connor
    Jul 8, 2013
    60
    Except for an insistent music track, this initial portrait of the group is considerably less than sizzling. [28 Jun 1995]
  13. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 8, 2013
    20
    The form and format are achingly cliched by now, and the show clearly stands or falls on the strength of the assembled characters. ... On first encounter, the new gang appears to be vapid in the extreme. [28 Jun 1995]

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