Westworld - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Original



Critic Consensus: "The Original" lays the vivid playground of Westworld before us in all its detail-heavy, morality-questioning, and mystery-filled glory.

Episode Info

In the premiere of this sci-fi drama set in an Old West theme park where guests interact with automaton "hosts," the park's head of programming is alarmed by subtle changes in some of their main attractions, and a rancher's daughter is reunited with a gunslinger even though her father might not approve. Based on the 1973 feature film directorial debut by Michael Crichton.


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

I'd say that with the lowered expectations that came... this was actually was an INCREDIBLE pilot!

October 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Westworld is set to be several seasons long so you can't bet we'll be seeing more of this futuristic place than just the Wild West.

October 10, 2016 | Full Review…

It's just the first episode, and already that control seems in flux as more questions arise. Can't wait to get a few more answers.

October 10, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The show as a whole makes one question what human beings are really capable of, and then ponder if we really want to know the answer.

February 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, the show seems extremely thoughtful about what it's doing - and in showing us the Dolores Wakes Up scene as many times as it does, it invites us to spot what seems like her slow awakening.

August 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The best thing about the Westworld pilot is that you'll never feel tempted to check your watch.

August 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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