The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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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.
Ultimately, The Current War finds itself a victim of expectations. Everything on paper should see this film be a rousing success. However, in stylistic choices made behind the camera and a convoluted script overwhelm the action on screen.
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.
With every scene, the director seems to shoot for the relatability, artistic daring and historical gravitas that Steven Spielberg combined in Lincoln, yet the result is more like Bohemian Rhapsody without the music.