Westworld Reviews & Ratings

Sundays, 9:00 PM ET on HBO

60 minutes

Anthony Hopkins will star as Dr. Robert Ford, the head of a futuristic theme park where robots go crazy and attack the guests. James Marsden, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and Miranda Otto will co-star.
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Feb 1, 2017 1:14PM EST
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Very much a mindfu*k, and one of those series that occasionally feels like work to figure out, but a fascinating and entertaining ride. I can't wait to see what other worlds open up as the show moves forward. Oh, and give Thandie Newton all of the awards.

Very much a mindfu*k, and one of those series that occasionally feels like work to figure out, but a fascinating and entertaining ride. I can't wait to see what other worlds open up as the show moves forward. Oh, and give Thandie Newton all of the awards.

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Oct 3, 2016 10:36PM EDT
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Westworld is where the rich go to relax and play out their wildest fantasies. What would you do if you could do anything without consequence? This science fiction television series brings virtual reality to a whole new level using actual scripted A.I.'s that follow your lead and make your wildest dreams come true. But what happens when the script is broken, when the un-rebel-able start to rebel? Every story can take a different path but where does it lead? This series is very captivating and elusive... I'm looking forward to see more.

Westworld is where the rich go to relax and play out their wildest fantasies. What would you do if you could do anything without consequence? This science fiction television series brings virtual reality to a whole new level using actual scripted A.I.'s that follow your lead and make your wildest dreams come true. But what happens when the script is broken, when the un-rebel-able start to rebel? Every story can take a different path but where does it lead? This series is very captivating and elusive... I'm looking forward to see more.

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Oct 19, 2016 4:20PM EDT
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I see this show going on for a good few seasons (I am hoping anyway!) Extremely well produced, remake of Michael Crichton's film from Back-in-the-Day. NOT as violent as the pre-premier reviews were saying, it's just implied that more will happen behind the closed doors, but you don't see much at all. My new favorite sci-fi show!

I see this show going on for a good few seasons (I am hoping anyway!) Extremely well produced, remake of Michael Crichton's film from Back-in-the-Day. NOT as violent as the pre-premier reviews were saying, it's just implied that more will happen behind the closed doors, but you don't see much at all. My new favorite sci-fi show!

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Oct 19, 2016 7:01AM EDT
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Talk about creating your own category! Addictive, profound and action packed, Westworld is extraordinary in every sense of the word. This series is so creative it makes me jealous of the writers' imaginations. With big ticket actors like Hopkins, it is no wonder the level of performance is heightened to only try to match his brilliance. This sci-fi-futuristic-cowboy-theme-park-existential-thought-provoking-spectacle will be one for the books.

Talk about creating your own category! Addictive, profound and action packed, Westworld is extraordinary in every sense of the word. This series is so creative it makes me jealous of the writers' imaginations. With big ticket actors like Hopkins, it is no wonder the level of performance is heightened to only try to match his brilliance. This sci-fi-futuristic-cowboy-theme-park-existential-thought-provoking-spectacle will be one for the books.

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Oct 18, 2016 10:19PM EDT
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I just binge watched the first 3 episodes of HBO's bizarre new Syfy western Westworld, and I am hooked. This story of a theme park where people go to participate in their own flavor of extreme western fantasy is disturbing on a variety of levels. From the first episode most viewers will begin to develop sympathy for the very life-like host robots whose main function is to submit to all types of cruelty, even death, to amuse park visitors. If that is not alarming enough, viewers are made aware that clearly something more is not quite right and the suspense begins to build as the story unfolds. We quickly learn that those who work at the park to maintain the robots have mysteriously strange personalities as well. If you are looking for a new show to keep you mentally on the edge of your seat this one is probably for you. Add in a number of well known Hollywood names including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, and JJ Abrams and that's just more reason to check this one out.

I just binge watched the first 3 episodes of HBO's bizarre new Syfy western Westworld, and I am hooked. This story of a theme park where people go to participate in their own flavor of extreme western fantasy is disturbing on a variety of levels. From the first episode most viewers will begin to develop sympathy for the very life-like host robots whose main function is to submit to all types of cruelty, even death, to amuse park visitors. If that is not alarming enough, viewers are made aware that clearly something more is not quite right and the suspense begins to build as the story unfolds. We quickly learn that those who work at the park to maintain the robots have mysteriously strange personalities as well. If you are looking for a new show to keep you mentally on the edge of your seat this one is probably for you. Add in a number of well known Hollywood names including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, and JJ Abrams and that's just more reason to check this one out.

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Oct 10, 2016 2:19PM EDT
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It's good news people.
After seeing both the pilot and the 2nd episode, I can confirm that Westworld is indeed a fantastic show. You don't even need to like Westerns, as I can tell you for certain, I hate westerns. There has never been a single western I've ever liked -- and yet I'm still saying Westworld is a fantastic show. It may have a western setting for parts, but it doesnt play to a western style plot in the least.

Westworld is at its core, a science fiction show, one that deals with the concept of the uncanny valley, much like I, Robot. It is a show about a themepark populated by life-life androids in which the human guests can interact with and do whatever they like in this western themed reflective world. But the androids, which are programmed to forget everything that happens to them, may or may not be becoming slowly cognizant of their imprisoned reality. It's not a new concept, but it has never been done with this budget and level of detail. The show has phenomenal writing, and every scene has a purpose. There are tiny details hidden through each scene, and it very much evokes the feeling of a well-written book. The acting is stellar, and and the mystery is alluring. Westworld is home to many secrets, and they are all ones that we as the audience want to discover -- but not through the eyes of the human guests, rather, through the artificial eyes of the androids.

Highly recommend this show.
Please use caution, there is nudity and sexual content and implied sexual violence, however
nothing in episode 1 or 2 was inherently disturbing.

It's good news people.
After seeing both the pilot and the 2nd episode, I can confirm that Westworld is indeed a fantastic show. You don't even need to like Westerns, as I can tell you for certain, I hate westerns. There has never been a single western I've ever liked -- and yet I'm still saying Westworld is a fantastic show. It may have a western setting for parts, but it doesnt play to a western style plot in the least.

Westworld is at its core, a science fiction show, one that deals with the concept of the uncanny valley, much like I, Robot. It is a show about a themepark populated by life-life androids in which the human guests can interact with and do whatever they like in this western themed reflective world. But the androids, which are programmed to forget everything that happens to them, may or may not be becoming slowly cognizant of their imprisoned reality. It's not a new concept, but it has never been done with this budget and level of detail. The show has phenomenal writing, and every scene has a purpose. There are tiny details hidden through each scene, and it very much evokes the feeling of a well-written book. The acting is stellar, and and the mystery is alluring. Westworld is home to many secrets, and they are all ones that we as the audience want to discover -- but not through the eyes of the human guests, rather, through the artificial eyes of the androids.

Highly recommend this show.
Please use caution, there is nudity and sexual content and implied sexual violence, however
nothing in episode 1 or 2 was inherently disturbing.

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Oct 4, 2016 5:29PM EDT
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Horrifying yet riveting.

After watching this sensational premiere, I'm in.

Horrifying yet riveting.

After watching this sensational premiere, I'm in.

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Oct 10, 2016 1:36PM EDT
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What a great pilot. This sets the scene for a very exciting series indeed. The pilot for Westworld was completely compelling , absorbing and just so intriguing in every way. The production value is the first thing that stuck out to me about this show. It is visually beautiful to watch in every scene. Then the acting is just so good. Anthony Hopkins is brilliant as always, but Evan Rachel Wood and Ed Harris are both just excellent as well. Then there is the disturbing morality and philosophy behind the premise , which is really thought-provoking. The androids experience emotion and you feel uncomfortable about the humans using them as toys for the rich. When the androids start to develop glitches in their programming and you get glimpses that they are questioning their reality, the show starts to get really compelling. And the whole thing is handled with subtlety. This show is going to be a big winner for HBO , and for us, the viewers. Bring it on!

What a great pilot. This sets the scene for a very exciting series indeed. The pilot for Westworld was completely compelling , absorbing and just so intriguing in every way. The production value is the first thing that stuck out to me about this show. It is visually beautiful to watch in every scene. Then the acting is just so good. Anthony Hopkins is brilliant as always, but Evan Rachel Wood and Ed Harris are both just excellent as well. Then there is the disturbing morality and philosophy behind the premise , which is really thought-provoking. The androids experience emotion and you feel uncomfortable about the humans using them as toys for the rich. When the androids start to develop glitches in their programming and you get glimpses that they are questioning their reality, the show starts to get really compelling. And the whole thing is handled with subtlety. This show is going to be a big winner for HBO , and for us, the viewers. Bring it on!

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Feb 25, 2018 7:03AM EST
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Sci-fi meets western in this show which is based on a 70's film. Westworld is a wild west themed amusement park where a role playing game with sentient robots takes place.
It has a similar vibe to Battlestar Galactica and Ex Machina in the way that it questions the ethics and safety of possible future A.I. technologies. Since I generally love this concept and Battlestar Galactica is one of my favourite series of all time, I was really looking forward to to this show. Fortunately, the first episode seems promising. Perhaps it was not as exciting as I was anticipating but it could be because I'd already read about many of the plot points in the early reviews. All in all I have high hopes for this one.
Also, this show is seen as HBO's replacement of Game of Thrones and is expected to accumulate a sizeable audience before GOT concludes. I'm crossing my fingers for that otherwise, it won't be on air very long due to its high budget (e.g., Carnival).
Edit: The first season was absulately amazing! Looking forward to the next one!

Sci-fi meets western in this show which is based on a 70's film. Westworld is a wild west themed amusement park where a role playing game with sentient robots takes place.
It has a similar vibe to Battlestar Galactica and Ex Machina in the way that it questions the ethics and safety of possible future A.I. technologies. Since I generally love this concept and Battlestar Galactica is one of my favourite series of all time, I was really looking forward to to this show. Fortunately, the first episode seems promising. Perhaps it was not as exciting as I was anticipating but it could be because I'd already read about many of the plot points in the early reviews. All in all I have high hopes for this one.
Also, this show is seen as HBO's replacement of Game of Thrones and is expected to accumulate a sizeable audience before GOT concludes. I'm crossing my fingers for that otherwise, it won't be on air very long due to its high budget (e.g., Carnival).
Edit: The first season was absulately amazing! Looking forward to the next one!

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Feb 19, 2017 2:56AM EST
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New and different I really enjoy it

New and different I really enjoy it