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The Current War
2D

The Current War

01 Nov, 2019
1 hrs 50 mins
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735 votes
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Two of the greatest innovators of the industrial age, Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse engage in a battle to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.
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Verdict: A battle that sparks and shines as it paves the way for a better world. Having almost not seen the light of day when it was made in 2017, due to the Weinstein controversy, The Current War was given a second chance and director Alfozo Gomez-Rejon took that opportunity to heavily re-edit the film and bring us The Current War: Director`s Cut. What`s The Current War About: Based on true event... ...Read full review
Historical inaccuracies notwithstanding, The Current War is sufficiently engaging and shines bright enough, powered by its competent cast. ...Read full review
When it comes to the performances, Benedict Cumberbatch`s Edison interpretation is near pitch-perfect. ...Read full review
Overall, the film fails to capture the inciting moments in the lives of the inventors, and thus, despite ending on a stirring note, is tame and unfulfilling. ...Read full review
The Current War has been called Oscar-bait and, despite its occasional charms, did perhaps fall prey to the flaws of such a movie. But this is only director (and Martin Scorseses protg) Gomez-Rejons third feature film, and he has already directed a phenomenal movie before this one. Expect great things from him in the future. ...Read full review