The Current War: Director's Cut
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Movie Info & Cast
- Tom Holland
- Benedict Cumberbatch
- Katherine Waterston
- Matthew Macfadyen
- Tuppence Middleton
- Michael Shannon
- Nicholas Hoult
- Damien Molony
- Louis Ashbourne Serkis
- Woody Norman
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.
- The film is set in a time period spanning the 1880s and 1890s. Maps shown in the film show the states of Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona, which didn't become a state until between 1896 and 1912.
- Samuel Insull: So, what's your trade?
- Nikola Tesla: I fix problems for idiots.
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The director’s cut of The Current War moves at a faster pace than the original, the characters are better fleshed out, and the drama is more focused where it needs to be. The new cut has elevated the film from mediocre to interesting.
The Current War is a fascinating story, badly told.
It speaks the language of climbers everywhere, but in the process reduces its very real historical innovators to two peevish regional managers in a sniping session, a dry duel set in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.