The Current War Reviews

January 13, 2020
Even if the plot is uneven at times... the personal drama, the impressive cinematography, and the historical focus make the movie an attractive project. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 30, 2019
The Current War is an experience evocative of the most inventive decade in history. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 16, 2019
If the story doesn't quite gel, and the characters are not given the depth they deserve, at least the performances are strong enough to keep the audience's interests from fading.
August 5, 2019
A film that could easily slip into cinemas and then slip out again. That would be a loss. For cinema fans, it comes with built-in curiosity value, but it also has more than enough to make it worth the effort.
August 2, 2019
The Current War is highly stylised and edited for pace, ensuring that even the most obtuse teen will be carried along by the bombastic staging and heightened performances.
July 29, 2019
While there's a sense that this movie is breezily skimming the surface, it still manages to raise important issues relating to the struggle between commerce and philanthropy.
July 27, 2019
The Current War scores with its charismatic leads and exquisite period production design, but there remains an abiding sense that the screenplay doesn't quite get the most out of this fascinating period in America's industrial history.
July 26, 2019
Driven by an intelligent script and agreeable cast, it's a fascinating, beautifully designed film, which evokes arguably the most inventive decade in history, while reflecting on the varying motivations... that drove progress.
July 22, 2019
A solid, engrossing period drama that never quite finds that vital spark.
July 22, 2019
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.
July 22, 2019
The Current War pulses with clever performances and an intriguing story, even if its execution is slightly reckless.
December 29, 2017
The Current War may not break new ground, but it finds exciting ways to make the old seem new.
September 19, 2017
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.
September 12, 2017
Despite investing so much time in unnecessary biopic exposition, the whole is an exciting and informative history lesson. We learn electricity was always bigger than two men.
September 12, 2017
Apart from those nutty camera angles and lenses, which throw you out of the action, The Current War is absorbing ...
September 10, 2017
This a watchably stylised period film, with interesting visual setpieces and faces looming up at us out of intricately contrived backgrounds.