The Current War

The Current War


Power changes everything.

Electricity titans Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) compete for the American market in this tense period drama.

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  • Apart from those nutty camera angles and lenses, which throw you out of the action, The Current War is absorbing... Full Review

  • For all its aggressive energy, The Current War is an uninvolving bore, making it unlikely to measure up as the kind of Oscar-baity prestige entry the Weinstein Company obviously had in mind. Full Review

  • This a watchably stylised period film, with interesting visual setpieces and faces looming up at us out of intricately contrived backgrounds. Full Review

  • What it can't do ... is generate even the slightest bit of interest in what happens to any of its characters. Full Review

  • A stylish portrayal of a literal power struggle based on truly interesting historical figures and events. But it tries to take in too much in too little time, when all it needed was to centre on Edison and Westinghouse. Full Review

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