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James Hibberd

James Hibberd
James Hibberd's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Westworld: Season 2 - Journey Into Night (TV Episode) Oh, please let Park 6 be a feline-themed land populated with host-cats of all types. It could be filled with giant play structures, laser pointers and grocery bags. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
B+ 96% Narcos: Season 3 (TV, 2017) I won't spoil his character's arc, but Salcedo becomes the show's stealth star and the main reason you stay on the couch watching every time the next episode automatically spins up.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
87% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Dragon and the Wolf (TV Episode) This was a return to the very basics of drama -- great writing, acting and direction -- and was the best episode of the season.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
80% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Beyond the Wall (TV Episode) The castle's Gothic vibe is serving Winterfell's current story line well, as the two Stark sisters increasingly turn on each other thanks to Littlefinger inflaming their darkest impulses. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
96% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Eastwatch (TV Episode) The character deck was shuffled yet again to deal us a very cool new Westeros Avengers ensemble combining several fan favorites.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
A 98% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Spoils of War (TV Episode) All the leaks in the world couldn't wreck "The Spoils of War." Game of Thrones' shortest episode ever didn't feel rushed at all, and the story's impact remained incredibly strong no matter what you knew ahead of time.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
91% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Queen's Justice (TV Episode) The war of the two queens is now fully underway in another surprise-packed episode of Game of Thrones, which included the long-awaited meeting of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen -- among many other developments.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Stormborn (TV Episode) Game of Thrones delivered on its promised faster pace of season 7 with an episode so crammed with major events, reunions, a riveting battle, deaths, and twists that it almost played like a season finale -- yet this is only episode 2!‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
94% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Dragonstone (TV Episode) The long wait is over. Game of Thrones returned with a terrific season 7 opener that featured nearly every major character and set the stage for a brutal clash of queens and an epic end game in Westeros.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
A 94% Westworld: Season 1 - The Bicameral Mind (TV Episode) The more you think about this episode, the more brilliant it is.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
B+ 86% Westworld: Season 1 - The Well-Tempered Clavier (TV Episode) There were three big clues that I counted and I probably missed one or two as well.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
A- 100% Westworld: Season 1 - Trompe L'Oeil (TV Episode) The story was always on the side of the hosts, and now the writers have double downed on their gamble that the audience will accept robots as protagonists.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
A- 88% Westworld: Season 1 - The Adversary (TV Episode) This is a reason I'm loving Westworld. We think this show is about AI. And it is, to some degree. But what's surprising is how the plight of the hosts can give us a fresh perspective on what it means to be human.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
B+ 92% Westworld: Season 1 - Contrapasso (TV Episode) The writers of Westworld are no longer holding our hands with this stuff and just assume we're keeping up.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2016
95% Westworld: Season 1 - Dissonance Theory (TV Episode) Westworld is almost mathematical in its narrative precision. The pace is not fast, and that frustrates some viewers. Yet the story is always moving -- unceasing, purposeful, and incremental.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2016
96% Westworld: Season 1 - The Stray (TV Episode) Westworld's hosts edged closer toward rebellion in episode 3, "The Stray," which this week sidelined the Man in Black to focus on Dolores' evolution, William and Logan's splintering bromance, and plenty of hinty-hint intrigue among the backstage team.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
100% Sherlock: Season 3 - His Last Vow (TV Episode) "His Last Vow" was a thrilling 90-minute ride that flung fans from laughter to terror to heartache and back again. The episode represented a return to form after the season's previous two episodes veered from the show's format.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
100% Sherlock: Season 3 - The Sign of Three (TV Episode) Changing a show's format and tone is somewhat jarring. And yet Sherlock is pulling off this caper, so far. Because when you entertain at this high of a level, it's easy for viewers to ignore the whiplash and hang on for the ride.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
89% Sherlock: Season 3 - The Empty Hearse (TV Episode) While it takes some big Baker's Street balls to troll fans who have been waiting this long, it's quite clever to bring the Internet speculation surrounding the cliffhanger into the show itself.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
97% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Mountain and the Viper (TV Episode) After an endless two-week break, tonight's return of HBO's Game of Thrones has the rumble-in-the-capitol title bout we've been waiting for. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Mockingbird (TV Episode) After so much darkness this season, tonight's Game of Thrones was unexpectedly upbeat, with bonding moments and hopeful news scattered across Westeros and Essos.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - The Rains of Castamere (TV Episode) Tonight Thrones reached a crescendo of sorts. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Second Sons (TV Episode) Home stretch. Tonight's Game of Thrones is the most focused episode we've seen since Blackwater. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Kissed by Fire (TV Episode) This week's Game of Thrones featured Jon Snow and Ygritte stripping for steamy hot spring sex and Jaime and Brienne emotionally baring themselves in a tub as the fantasy hit continued its third-season streak of gripping episodes. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - And Now His Watch Has Ended (TV Episode) Hear that? It's the sound of millions of Game of Thrones fans geeking out. Tonight's episode "And Now His Watch Is Ended" concluded with the most exciting scene in the show's history.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Valar Dohaeris (TV Episode) This is The Empire Strikes Back of the Thrones-verse - except on this show, the Empire always seems like it's striking back.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
93% Game of Thrones: Season 1 - The Wolf and the Lion (TV Episode) Clack-clack-clack-clack-clack....That's the Game of Thrones roller coaster climbing the hill for the past four episodes, ratcheting up the intrigue, danger and suspense. Tonight, we crested the rise and started the downward plunge.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
96% Westworld: Season 1 - Chestnut (TV Episode) "Chestnut," threw even more mysteries into our laps, polished the characters, and added a pair of promising newcomers.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
100% Westworld: Season 1 - The Original (TV Episode) Titled "The Original," the first episode is the most dense packing of characters, story lines, and mysteries that I've seen on TV since the Game of Thrones pilot five years ago.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Winds of Winter (TV Episode) Though the finale shifted from the battlefield, the events were, if anything, far more seismic, with game-changing revelations and huge moves from every corner of the realm that established some very clear new conflicts going into season 7.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Battle of the Bastards (TV Episode) Game of Thrones just gave us everything we wanted.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
86% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - No One (TV Episode) Cheers, chills, and the sound of online fan theories imploding. "No One" delivered Jaime Lannister's finest scene in years, a thrilling chase, and set one Stark on an exciting new path.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2016
96% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Broken Man (TV Episode) In "The Broken Man," the chess pieces continued to edge into position in King's Landing and the Riverlands for climactic confrontations to come, while the drama stepped back to ask some major philosophical questions about the nature of violence.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
91% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Blood of My Blood (TV Episode) For a Game of Thrones episode with "blood" in the title (twice!), "Blood of My Blood" was a surprisingly bloodless hour in a season that -- until tonight -- has killed off known characters every single week. Hell, we even gained a Stark!‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 29, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Door (TV Episode) We went from the happiest episode of Game of Thrones ever last week, to easily one of the saddest.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Book of the Stranger (TV Episode) This just might be the happiest Game of Thrones episode in the show's history (oh, er, sorry Osha).‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Oathbreaker (TV Episode) Season 6's deadly major character kill streak continues.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 8, 2016
88% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Home (TV Episode) The Thrones showrunners often say they don't really do unifying themes, but this episode certainly has one, and it's right there in the title.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
88% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Red Woman (TV Episode) This is the strongest opening episode of Game of Thrones.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2016
97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Mother's Mercy (TV Episode) Taken together, the last three hours of the season are incredible in their scope, ambition, and narrative significance.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
88% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Dance of Dragons (TV Episode) Thrones has always excelled at giving us moments of terror and triumph, but seldom have the highs and lows ever been so extreme, or come so quickly on top of each other, than in the past few episodes.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Hardhome (TV Episode) "Hardhome" managed to show the two very different styles of drama that Thrones does best: Intimate two-handers between great actors, and epic action unlike anything we've seen on TV before.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
91% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Gift (TV Episode) Game of Thrones had major tectonic plate shift by putting together two of its biggest and most charismatic characters.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
58% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (TV Episode) We didn't expect Thrones to hit us this hard. Now we don't know what to think. Or maybe we do. Oh, Thrones. What was our safe word again?‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Kill the Boy (TV Episode) Oh no, poor Ser Jorah. Now Dany is really never going to sleep with him.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Sons of the Harpy (TV Episode) Chat, chat, stab-stab, chat, chat, stab-stab. This week's episode of Game of Thrones was largely a series of intimate, well-written character-driven discussions between two wounded souls in conflict-then fun stabby action scenes.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - High Sparrow (TV Episode) This week's Game of Thrones jammed two sets of characters together for the first time, while taking a shocking turn from George R.R. Martin's novels. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The House of Black and White (TV Episode) Did every Thrones leader make a crappy decision this week? ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Wars to Come (TV Episode) There's less darting around the globe and a little more time spent with each major location in any given hour: Convergence is happening!‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Children (TV Episode) The Game of Thrones showrunners say "The Children" is the show's best finale ever -- if not the best episode ever -- and it's capping what many (including myself) believe is the show's best season ever.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2015