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Westworld: Season 1 Episode 7 Reviews

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Brittany N. Williams
Black Nerd Problems
June 25, 2018

Clementine Pennyfeather deserved better, HBO! SHE DESERVED BETTER!!!!

Matt Singer
ScreenCrush
June 19, 2018

[This is] what makes Westworld resonate so strongly.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
James White
Empire Magazine
November 7, 2017

It helps that the show is so very well-cast, so even when there are big chunks of exposition to be delivered, you have the likes of Anthony Hopkins bringing their talents to it.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emma Dibdin
Harper's Bazaar
September 29, 2017

If a television character abruptly delivers a monologue about their sad past and hopeful future, they're invariably doomed.

Lili Loofbourow
The Week
August 28, 2017

The trouble with Westworld is that these sidelines are so interesting they sometimes lead us too far afield of the stories themselves. And those stories are acquiring a raw dramatic power I didn't expect Westworld to achieve.

Garret Castleberry
PopMatters
February 13, 2017

Westworld finally delivers a bona fide literary death, tragic in scope, surprising its reveal, maliciously cold in execution.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Wright
SciFiNow
November 15, 2016

It does succeed in posing even more questions regarding what's in store for future episodes.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Patrick Goss
SFX Magazine
November 14, 2016

Bernard, given a killing code, slowly taking off his glasses, tie and jacket before coldly murdering Cullen. It's the stuff of nightmares, but also one more example of how Westworld is becoming an absolute dream for anyone who loves smart TV shows.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin Yeoman
Screen Rant
November 14, 2016

Westworld's attempt to pull the rug out from under the audience doesn't only serve a narrative purpose in reconfiguring where characters stand in the grand scheme of things, it echoes on an emotional level by rescinding the decency of a key character.

Alan Sepinwall
Uproxx
November 14, 2016

Jeffrey Wright seemed the most overqualified member of the cast, based on what he'd been given to date, but Bernard's dilemma is now more tragic in many ways than that of the other hosts we've met.

James Poniewozik
New York Times
Top Critic
November 14, 2016

This is a story about stories, a puzzle about puzzles, a game about games, gamers and game pieces. That's both the pleasure and the limitation of Westworld.

Sean T. Collins
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
November 14, 2016

For the first time since the pilot, the potboiler elements aren't entirely obscured by dorm-room philosophizing and cornball conflicts. The show's genre-thriller side is working as programmed.

Paul MacInnes
Guardian
Top Critic
November 14, 2016

This week had brain drillings, bludgeonings and big emotional punches.

Caroline Framke
Vox
November 14, 2016

Despite the best efforts of their slick advertisements and enticing promises of immersing people in a stunning new world, Westworld - both the series and the theme park - is less about beauty being in the eye of the beholder than reality.

Brian Grubb
Uproxx
November 14, 2016

I think Ford's willingness to mess with the heads of those in his orbit is mirrored by the show, which opens this week with a heartbreaking scene of Bernard reading to his dying son... and that Bernard's whole tragic backstory is a fiction. It's cruel.

Laura Hudson
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
November 14, 2016

It's time for another week of Have You Questioned the Nature of Your Reality? with our host Bernard Lowe, the nebbish programmer who has been dreaming of his dead son and acting weird with robots for as long as we've known him.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Travers
indieWire
Top Critic
November 14, 2016

Bravo to director Frederick E.O. Toye and writers Halley Gross & Jonathan Nolan, who handled a reveal some have been expecting for a while in a way that should prove satisfying to everyone.

Erik Kain
Forbes
November 14, 2016

In a very real, and very chilling way, the seventh episode of the first season pulled back the veil, confirming one of the biggest fan theories out there.

Joanna Robinson
Vanity Fair
November 14, 2016

In this week's episode the show really reinforced the idea of the protective software in the hosts.

Drew Grant
Observer
Top Critic
November 14, 2016

Holy hell, that William and Dolores storyline was hitting Princess Bride-levels of oxytocin release. What a romantic adventure!!!

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