Westworld: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1

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



Critic Ratings: 101


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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.

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Critic Reviews for Westworld Season 1

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (38)

It's not yet clear, despite the quality acting and special effects in this "Westworld," that the story offers anything new.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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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.

Jan 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.

Sep 28, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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The show is visually stunning -- and oh-so unnerving. Perhaps you'll want to visit Westworld just as much as Westeros.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 30, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Whilst the series is a re-imagining and inspired by the 1973 cult classic film, Westworld the TV series certainly stamps its own authority with beautiful and intelligent concepts not too dissimilar from our own existence and reality.

Jul 17, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

"The Original" is able to find its footing with a strong, clear vision for what its larger questions were, and why some of these people might be inclined to answer them.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The show doesn't think through ethical connections between art and life. It just plays a shell game with its metaphors.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The vast amounts of terror dispensed on characters of color makes for a disturbing picture.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Westworld is a visually complex world with an equally complex storyline. It is a challenge to keep up with, and that can only be a good thing.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have created a spectacular series that has faith in the intelligence of its audience and is not afraid to play with the huge themes of morality, free will and consciousness.

Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Westworld: Season 1

  • Aug 01, 2020
    9.1. The story of Westworld isn't for the average audience, it's a complicated series that forces someone to truly think about what one's watching. Yet, as the final puzzle pieces match together, a beautiful masterpiece is revealed. Westworld is a divulsion into the psychological nature of humans, and the consciousness that creates reality. It's a creative story that ushers patience, but can truly reveal one's nature, just as the park can.
  • Jul 30, 2020
    West World is an engaging and addictive series under sci-fi. Compare to other sci-fi series W.W is underrated
  • Jul 27, 2020
    A masterpiece in great writing and plot. Amazing show!
  • Jul 06, 2020
    Awesome idea. Great series with great actors.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    Absolute bender and intense sci-fi thriller that deserves credit separate from the seasons after it.
  • Jun 30, 2020
    One of the best first seasons ever!
  • Jun 26, 2020
    An awesome, twist-filled, superbly acted, incredibly written sci-fi western with awesome philosophical and creative concepts, a fantastic, intense plot and beautiful music by Ramin Djawadi. Deserves five stars.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    The show is at its best when it's forcing the watcher to question what is human and what is host, as well as question whether the difference, if there is one, matters. The pilot episode is by far the best, though that's not to say the rest of the show is a letdown. The concept of the bicameral mind being the main underlying theme is great, and "the maze" being a metaphor for navigating the cognitive intricacies of sentience and autonomy rather than a literal thing is cool. Some parts that were less engaging were the scenes with Maive and the repair people. They weren't really characters I connected with, though I suppose they were necessary to introduce the broader scope of things both outside Westworld and within. Altogether a solid show.
  • Jun 17, 2020
    I thoroughly enjoyed the first season. Some interesting thoughts and experiments around Consciousness. Fun plot line that kept me engaged. Solid ending that seems to set up a solid start for season 2.
  • Jun 08, 2020
    Great. Shame seasons 2 and 3 let it down

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