The Current War: Director's Cut

critic Reviews

61% Fresh Tomatometer Score61%
  • If it lacks the powerful voltage that its impressive cast suggests, The Current War: Director's Cut represents a significant improvement over previous versions.
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    Alejandro AlemánEl Universal
    All the right choices make the movie interesting. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Jesus PalaciosFotogramas
    An epic reconstruction of one of the most crucial moments in the history of science and modern technologies. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    A compelling tug of war story that remains engaging due to the film's visual style and the strong performances from the lead actors.
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    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    This is a complex story with huge historical repercussions and potentially something to say about our own late-stage capitalist moment.
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    Dann GireChicago Daily Herald
    All the inspiration of a junior high book report.
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    Andrea ChaseKiller Movie Reviews
    [S]n elegantly realized intellectual thriller which considers not only the eternal struggle between art and commerce, but also the effect of personalities on inventing the future.
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    Jim JudyScreen It!
    While it might appeal to fans of old-school science, there's nowhere near enough wattage here to light up the box office. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    Despite a top-notch cast always worth watching, for a drama with war in its title, there's a lot of smoke and minimal fire.
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    Devesh SharmaFilmfare
    The production and costume design is world-class and so is the CGI recreation of a bygone era. The Chicago fair lights up like a fairytale castle when the light comes on, showing us a glimpse of the awe people present then must have felt.
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    Eleanor Ringel CaterSaporta Report (Atlanta)
    'The Current War: Director's Cut" is impressive in so many ways. Sadly, it's not the movie it could've been. But I've seen much worse. And so have you.
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