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The Current War: Director's Cut Reviews

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April 15, 2020
Overall, the movie lacks the voltage necessary to relate this epic tale in the manner it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 15, 2020
... frankly, it's a mixed bag. The Current War manages to be both energetic and poignant, while somehow undeniably shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 5, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2020
[Director Alfonso] Gomez-Rejon unfolds [the story] elegantly and didactically. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 26, 2020
How exactly did so many name players and such apparently prestige material add up to something so weirdly unilluminating?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 20, 2020
All the hallmarks of an Oscar contender are here, but the end result is such a terrible bore, beset by a dull screenplay that sucks the life out of this dazzling piece of history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 18, 2020
Given the drama and determination behind the film, one could readily assume it's a drama worthy of its trouble. You'd think, wouldn't you?
March 13, 2020
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
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 3, 2020
Rejon does his best to liven up the material, employing all manner of stylistic flourishes - some delightful, some distracting, but can't overcome a script trying to do too much at once and not achieving much of any of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2020
Shamefully, the women in the film don't seem to matter a damn. Neither spouse (played by Tuppence Middleton and Katherine Waterston) is given enough to do. It's ironic and telling that this was one of the last Weinstein Company films.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 13, 2020
All the right choices make the movie interesting. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 13, 2020
An epic reconstruction of one of the most crucial moments in the history of science and modern technologies. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 3, 2019
A compelling tug of war story that remains engaging due to the film's visual style and the strong performances from the lead actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 21, 2019
This is a complex story with huge historical repercussions and potentially something to say about our own late-stage capitalist moment.
November 15, 2019
All the inspiration of a junior high book report.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 8, 2019
[S]n elegantly realized intellectual thriller which considers not only the eternal struggle between art and commerce, but also the effect of personalities on inventing the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2019
While it might appeal to fans of old-school science, there's nowhere near enough wattage here to light up the box office. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
November 6, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2019
The production and costume design is world-class and so is the CGI recreation of a bygone era. The Chicago fair lights up like a fairytale castle when the light comes on, showing us a glimpse of the awe people present then must have felt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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