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3.8
700 Ratings

Westworld

United States, 2016
Sci-Fi, Drama, TV Series

Synopsis

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

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Westworld Directed by Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Richard J. Lewis ...

Awards & Festivals

Directors Guild of America

2017 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2017 | 2 nominations including: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

2019 | Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Golden Globes (USA)

2017 | 3 nominations including: Best TV Series, Drama

2019 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series

Camerimage

2016

Even when Westworld’s hosts rebel, they continue to obey. It’s in this sense that the series ends up undermining both the sci-fi half of its story and the Western one. The robot rebellion is, inevitably, an imperfect metaphor for the quest for human equality; robots are, after all, the creations of humans, and destined to remain that way. But if racial subjugation is also an invention—the most powerful and pernicious American tool for turning human beings into things—the fantasy is race itself.
December 09, 2016
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The critical deconstruction of HBO is a luxury not a necessity for us, and it may send us off to tweet our rage at this failure or that betrayal, but it won’t necessarily send all of us away. It’s a sinister wager in that it bets that our objection to HBO’s house style is an affected one, that it drives our pronouncements but not our practices. Our main need is a puzzle box with high production values on Sunday nights, and, while we might wish Westworld were better, it’ll do till Winter comes.
December 05, 2016
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As self-deprecating, self-aware analogies go, the player piano is a good one… but is it the basis of good drama? Why not just tell a complex and ambitious science-fiction story unfolding along two timelines that we already know are two timelines, and let the emotions and psychology of the characters draw us in, rather than the implicit promise of being outsmarted? Why not place emphasis on why things happened, instead of whether they might happen?
December 05, 2016
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