The Current War

2019 • 102 minutes
4.0
40 reviews
32%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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The Current War: Director's Cut is the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history.
Rating
PG-13
4.0
40 reviews
Nate McIntyre
May 25, 2020
Good movie about an overlooked piece of history. The pacing is a little off in some parts (either too fast or slow depending where) but when you consider the amount of material they were covering it's understandable. Solid performances all around.
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Zhitposter “Not Real” Zupreme
March 18, 2020
Great movie. The first time I was exposed to this story was in the History Channel show Men Who Built America. It is an incredible tale. Although the movie doesn't show everything, like the time Tesla freaked people out by touching Tesla Coils, it does a good job. Great cinematography, music, acting, and a cool (and sad) part of history.
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Jonathan Steiger
April 3, 2020
Although it feels that the editing makes parts of the movie feel rushed, it did come together to tell the story of The Current War between Edision, Tesla, and Westinghouse. Ive been waiting a long time to see this movie and it was worth the wait.
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