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The Current War

Movie
2018
1h 48m
PG-13
English
Drama, History
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6.7
Critic Score: 
44
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Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
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The Current War

PG-13
Movie
2018
1h 48m
English
Drama, History
Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
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Michael Shannon
George Westinghouse
Nicholas Hoult
Nikola Tesla
Katherine Waterston
Marguerite Westinghouse
Tom Holland
Samuel Insull
Stanley Townsend
Franklin Pope
Damien Molony
Bourke Cockran
Conor MacNeill
William Kemmler
Celyn Jones
Sherman Quincy
Craig Roberts
Robert Lane
Harry Melling
Benjamin Vale
Colin Stinton
Daniel Burnham
John Schwab
Rudolph Young
Abigail Johns
Emily Faulk
Tom Bell
Reverend Vincent
Iain McKee
Reporter
Jason Matthewson
Stock Broker
Woody Norman
Dash Edison
Faye Ormston
Party Guest
Phil Hodges
City Gent
Directed By: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Written By: Michael Mitnick (Screenplay)

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alexsisk@gmail.com says...
4 years ago
This movie, along with Polaroid, and a few others which were involved with The Weinstein Company have been delayed for obvious reasons. Polaroid has been given its adjusted release date in December 2018 already. Has anyone come across anything definitive regarding The Current War?
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SpeedDemon says...
3 years ago
Very entertaining, although I think they took a bit of liberty license with the actual facts for "dramatic effect." This story is a bit different from other versions I've read about over the years. I had no idea Westinghouse made his fortune on brakes for trains. In the movie, Tesla seems to have been thrown in as an afterthought instead of him actually being a bigger influence from what I've read. Regardless, it's still better than 99.9% of all the other films out there at the moment (or any time, based on the last 10 years). If you don't watch this in Dolby Surround sound you're missing 1/2 the movie btw. The music is very good too. Solid 9/10 for entertainment value.
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FinFan says...
3 years ago
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This is neither awful nor really spectacular. It's a solid movie with a very good cast. I knew the rough outlines of the historical facts and had hoped to gain more insight which didn't quite happen. My main problem is that it leaps through the story instead of exploring it. Maybe a mini series would have been more suited for the material. Edison is depicted as an unlikable fellow but the real genius in the story anyway is Tesla. [spoiler] One of the best moments in the movie for me was that financier, telling him, he will never have his name attached to anything. [/spoiler] You can watch it if you like period movies, or movies based on fact. But this does not replace a history book by any means. It's too shallow for that.
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morphinapg says...
2 years ago
Doctor Strange and Spider-man vs General Zod and Beast
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tgrbabydoll
6/10  one year ago
I love Cumberbatch and Shannon. Their acting is spot on. Plus Scorsese? What could go wrong? Historically inaccurate. It makes Tesla a bit player, while he worked for Edison for years not as insinuated for days or weeks. His anger at Edison for intellectual contracts a cornerstone of why he le More
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SWITCH.
2 years ago
In another case of “when bad movies happen to great actors“, 'The Current War' has all the elements for a great picture including its exceptional cast, but lacks the base appeal for the people who have to buy a ticket. Sadly, this is a rare and unfortunate case of the sum of the film's parts bei More
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Stephen Campbell
3 years ago
_**Well acted and reasonably engaging, although there's a significant disconnect between form and content**_

>_The electric-lighting company with which I am connected purchased some time ago the patents for a complete alternating system, and my protest against this action can be found upon its mi More
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