The Honorable Woman: Season 1 (2014)


Critic Consensus: The Honorable Woman is a captivating spy thriller with a slow-burning narrative and an enthralling performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal.


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Air date: Jul 31, 2014
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The daughter of an assassinated Zionist arms dealer seeks to legitimise the family business while righting the wrongs done to them in the past.


Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Nessa Stein
Stephen Rea
as Hugh Hayden-Hoyle
Janet McTeer
as Julia Walsh
Lindsay Duncan
as Anjelica
Andrew Buchan
as Ephra Stein
Eve Best
as Monica Chatwin
Lubna Azabal
as Atika Halibi
Tobias Menzies
as Nathaniel Bloom
Igal Naor
as Shlomo Zahary
Uriel Emil
as Shimon Ben Reuven
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Critic Reviews for The Honorable Woman Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (20)

The Honorable Woman is first and foremost an engrossing thriller, with its status as a notable feminist genre deconstruction coming in a distant second.

Jul 31, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Whatever your viewing regimen, Honorable Woman is highly recommended for its distinctive approach, bravura performances, overall digestibility and, yes, degree of difficulty.

Jul 30, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Honorable Woman has become rich drama by the end of episode one, and the eight-part spy story only gets more complex, tense and rich as it moves forward.

Jul 30, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A beauty that requires time and patience, but at least strongly hints at a payoff that will reward both.

Jul 30, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The unbelievable aspects of The Honorable Woman never overwhelm the grounded characters or fascinating narrative-they just pepper it with a bit of spy movie flair.

Jul 29, 2014 | Full Review…

It's refreshing to encounter an entertainment so unsqueamish about the messiness of reality.

Aug 21, 2014 | Full Review…

The Honorable Woman is comprised of only eight episodes, each tightly written by Hugo Blick. The intricate plot never feels rushed or forced and concludes without ever sacrificing the complexity of its premise for a season-ending cliffhanger.

Mar 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The Honorable Woman is the kind of fiction that speaks to deeper truths.

Jul 31, 2014 | Full Review…

In a summer of TV abundance, this demanding and deliberately paced thriller stands apart and above the glut of original programming. With its urgently compelling mysteries and shocking reveals, it's the equal of last summer's brilliant Broadchurch.

Jul 31, 2014 | Full Review…

The self-conscious weightiness overshadows the thrills, leaving the audience as drained and numb as the characters.

Jul 31, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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