The Current War
The Current War (2017)

THE CURRENT WAR tells the story of two powerful moguls battling over the supply of electricity in the late 1880s. Edison is on the verge of creating a marketable and sustainable electricity system for the first time in history, when… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Ehrlich

A torpidly slow epic with a script that moves at the speed of light, the film is pockmarked with incidents that never cohere into a clear narrative.

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Andrew Barker

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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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

The Current War is boring, bad history.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Joseph Falcone
We Got This Covered

Gomez-Rejon's The Current War is unfortunately neutralized by Mitnick's artless script.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

The prevailing mood of The Current War is indifference; there's no point listing the crimes against the past committed by Michael Mitnick's dramatically inept script ...

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Dwight Brown
National Newspaper Publishers Association

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon rides to the rescue with style to spare. Eye-catching cinematography (Chung-hoon Chung), production design (Jan Roelfs) and art direction (Stephen Bream) make the footage a joy to watch.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

It's very expensive and very busy, and it's utterly forgettable.

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