The Current War: Director's Cut Reviews

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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.
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]
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.
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.
November 9, 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.
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.
November 6, 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.
November 4, 2019
'The Current War: Director's Cut" is impressive in so many ways. Sadly, it's not the movie it could've been. But I've seen much worse. And so have you.
November 3, 2019
Ultimately, the film sheds light on a fascinating episode in American history; it falls short, however, of being really electric.
November 3, 2019
In lieu of impact, 'The Current War' compensates, perhaps too handsomely, with energy. Gomez-Rejon's direction never fails to invigorate the film...
November 2, 2019
This is fascinating material, but it's also, perhaps unavoidably, too much material for one movie to adequately tackle.
November 1, 2019
Uneven and downright odd cinematography plague The Current War as well, a fact made all the more unsatisfying by a brilliantly conceived segment near the conclusion.
November 1, 2019
The acting and the cinematic panache are enough to repay your ticket cost, but I was left thinking I would have learned more from a good New Yorker article on the same topic.
November 1, 2019
An electrifying style lights up this geek adventure of the intersections between science, culture, and capitalism in the 19th-century battle to power our world. Cumberbatch and Shannon are brilliant.
November 1, 2019
The acne on Tom Holland's face gives an indication of just how badly The Current War has been delayed.
October 30, 2019
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.
October 30, 2019
Gomez-Rejon and scriptwriter Michael Mitnick rely on effective storytelling, interesting characterizations and period opulence to give the movie its charge.
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