The Current War Reviews

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July 25, 2019
If, however, you want see how a Wikipedia page looks when millions of dollars are spent on it, then The Current War is for you.
July 25, 2019
shockingly static historical drama
July 25, 2019
The Current War heaves itself around... but still fails to illuminate its subject at all well - squinting at footnotes, and weirdly failing to see the wood for the trees.
July 24, 2019
The script is prolix. The science is sometimes opaque. And Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's film is dressed to kill, though the only murder victim is the movie.
July 24, 2019
It has been re-edited by Gomez-Rejon and is consummately well-acted. Somehow, though, the sparks just don't fly in Michael Mitnick's screenplay.
July 24, 2019
Unlike its battling protagonists, The Current War is not out to set the world alight. Still, it looks ever so handsome and the wallpaper deserves special mention.
July 19, 2019
In the end, all The Current War manages is a faint glow, not the dazzling spectacle we were hoping for.
April 30, 2018
With a better screenplay with more emotionally appealing characters, The Current War could've been a hit.
September 15, 2017
The Current War is boring, bad history.
September 14, 2017
Gomez-Rejon's The Current War is unfortunately neutralized by Mitnick's artless script.
September 13, 2017
It's very expensive and very busy, and it's utterly forgettable.
September 12, 2017
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.
September 11, 2017
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 ...
September 11, 2017
What's constantly frustrating about The Current War is that it has an interesting period of history and three historically important figures, but the film has no idea how to use them.
September 11, 2017
What it can't do ... is generate even the slightest bit of interest in what happens to any of its characters.
September 10, 2017
The only aspect of the film that even makes it watchable ends up being Michael Shannon's portrayal of George Westinghouse.
September 10, 2017
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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