The Current War

The Current War

COMING SOON TO CINEMAS27 February 2020
The Current War

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

2017105 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
Director:
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon ('Me and Earl and the Dying Girl', 'The Town that Dreaded Sundown', TV's 'American Horror Story')
Writer:
Michael Mitnick
Cast:
Benedict CumberbatchMichael ShannonNicholas HoultKatherine WaterstonTom HollandMatthew MacfadyenTuppence MiddletonDamien Molony
95%
want to see

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Vulture

Vulture

press

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

0
Variety

Variety

press

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

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

0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0

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