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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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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
Andrew Buchan
as Ephra Stein
Katherine Parkinson
as Rachel 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 (19)

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

July 31, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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

July 30, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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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.

July 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.

July 30, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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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.

July 29, 2014 | Full Review…

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

August 21, 2014 | Full Review…

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