The Current War: Director's Cut

critic Reviews

, 61% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Fuelled by impressive performances from a sensational cast, The Current War is a sturdy, well-paced historical drama. The production values - its set design, cinematography, costumes - are particularly winsome.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It's a dizzying menu, aimed at eliminating any hint of fustiness and show that this is a story as modern as the rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. And I suppose it is. But it's also absorbing enough not to need any artificial means of support.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    This is an interesting, well-filmed historical drama about a technological showdown that produced something we now all take for granted, as Edison predicted we would
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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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    Mary SollosiEntertainment Weekly
    Ultimately, the film sheds light on a fascinating episode in American history; it falls short, however, of being really electric.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    What I think really makes this film special is that it gives more of a role to Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse and talking about the financial risks that both of these men were taking. It kind of sets up the world we see today.
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    Laura PotierOuttake Mag
    An illuminating tale in need of more direct (narrative) current.
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    Kip MooneyCollege Movie Review
    In a world of staid biopics ... I'm pleasantly surprised that The Current War is an electric film (pun intended).
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    Lonita CookKCTV5 News at 9
    This movie is very low energy, unfortunately.... It's interesting but there is no inherent conflict.
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    Joanne LaurierWorld Socialist Web Site
    The Current War is instructive and lively, bolstered by the talents of Cumberbatch and Shannon in particular.
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