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Westworld: Season 1 (2015-2016)

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Critic Consensus: With an impressive level of quality that honors its source material, the brilliantly addictive Westworld balances intelligent, enthralling drama against outright insanity.

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A sci-fi drama set in an Old West theme park where guests interact with automatons in scenarios that are developed, overseen and scripted by the park's creative, security and quality assurance departments. Based on the 1973 feature film directorial debut by Michael Crichton.

Cast

Anthony Hopkins
as Dr. Robert Ford
Ed Harris
as The Man in Black
Evan Rachel Wood
as Dolores Abernathy
James Marsden
as Teddy Flood
Thandie Newton
as Maeve Millay
Jeffrey Wright
as Bernard Lowe
Angela Sarafyan
as Clementine Pennyfeather
Tessa Thompson
as Charlotte Hale
Rodrigo Santoro
as Harlan Bell
Sidse Babett Knudsen
as Theresa Cullen
Shannon Woodward
as Elsie King
Eddie Rouse
as Kisecawchuck
Simon Quarterman
as Lee Sizemore
Leonardo Nam
as Felix Lutz
Ptolemy Slocum
as Sylvester
Louis Herthum
as Peter Abernathy
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Critic Reviews for Westworld: Season 1

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (32)

The great thing about this HBO series is how the creators (Lisa Joy; Jonathan Nolan) have preserved the bare bones of the original concept while reconceiving the whole thing from scratch and in absorbing detail...A compelling clash of genres.

January 24, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Lots of big ideas, lots of far-flung literary/cinematic references, and lots of violence. Yup, Westworld is a lot - but also a winner with a potentially exciting payoff.

September 28, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Like the on-screen robots, its pieces are meticulously put together, its capacity to unleash hell brimming beneath the surface. And it's beautiful to watch.

September 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show is visually stunning -- and oh-so unnerving. Perhaps you'll want to visit Westworld just as much as Westeros.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a star-powered, gorgeously shot philosophy class, but one that may be too stiff and ponderous for those who like their action with a little more humanity.

September 30, 2016 | Full Review…

The question of whether Wood and company can make Westworld as emotionally viable as it is fascinating to watch remains to be seen. Still, try looking away.

September 30, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Westworld: Season 1

½

JensS.

Super Reviewer

½

EdK.

Super Reviewer

WESTWORLD is a show that is immensely ambitious yet excruciatingly frustrating; with characters who range from intellectually stimulating (about a handful) to cliche-ridden caricatural (literally everybody else); an ending that is stunningly realized and boldly satisfying (strong core narrative despite several sub-storylines that fizzle out), but with a journey leading up to it that is at many times scattered, elementary and palm-to-the-face cheesy. Some parts are great, but don't be seduced to thinking this is a top-notch show - just listen to the terribly one-note and quote-heavy dialogue, the overdramatic performances, and the overbearing heaviness of it all (it's just trying so, so hard).

SheldonC.

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