The Current War: Director's Cut
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Movie Info & Cast
- Benedict Cumberbatch
- Michael Shannon
- Katherine Waterston
- Tom Holland
- Tuppence Middleton
- Matthew Macfadyen
- Nicholas Hoult
Did You Know?
- Jake Gyllenhaal was originally cast alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, however, Gyllenhaal dropped out and Michael Shannon was brought as a replacement.
- Samuel Insull: So, what's your trade?
- Nikola Tesla: I fix problems for idiots.
Atom User Reviews
The Current War is even better than it has to be. Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung give the film a swooping elegance, so that shots that start as close-ups gracefully glide into medium shots, and medium shots give way to vistas. The camera is always moving in a way that suggests grace and flow.
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 Co. obviously had in mind.
Extravagant camera moves, woozy fish-eye lenses and a full-on assault of CGI fail to give this story of warring inventors much in the way of a dramatic charge.