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The Current War: Director's Cut

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Synopsis

Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) with Producer Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, The Current War also stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.

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?

Trivia

  • Jake Gyllenhaal was originally cast alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, however, Gyllenhaal dropped out and Michael Shannon was brought as a replacement.
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Goofs

  • 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.
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Quotes

    • Samuel Insull: So, what's your trade?
    • Nikola Tesla: I fix problems for idiots.
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Verified Review

confusing, could have been better if things were explained better

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Marvin K

Metacritic

70
Oct 30, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Andy Howell
Andy Howell
Film Threat
40
Oct 24, 2019

The Current War is a fascinating story, badly told.

Brian Lowry
CNN
50
Oct 23, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Dave White
Dave White
TheWrap