Excerpt: Ethan Hawke’s intense, slightly mannered performance… makes the juxtaposition of his period perfection …stepping up to a microphone to perform Tears for Fears ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ spark like Tesla’s magnifying transmitter.
Excerpt: From Michael Almereyda, the biographical drama Tesla is a surreal and passionately visionary retelling of Nikola Tesla, his relationships with other important historical figures and his lasting legacy on our collective cultural memories. Ethan Hawke turns in a memorable and captivating performance as the quietly brooding Serbian inventor, opposite other equally excellent performances from Kyle MacLachlan and Eve Hewson.
Excerpt: Hawke is warm and empathetic, but the film’s artificiality is at odds with a celebration of the visionary’s life and work, and finally offputting. I wish this were either more earnest or more bonkers.