Reviews: The Current War (2019)

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  • [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The film does have flaws…but overall it is often dazzling, its lightning pace matched with inventive visuals, sound design and a score fueled by morse code, metronomes and electronica.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: An electrifying style lights up this geek adventure of the intersections between science, culture, and capitalism in the 19th-century battle to power our world. Cumberbatch and Shannon are brilliant.
  • [New] | Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: As it stands, The Current War ably captures how a 19th-century dispute led to how we use electricity today. The story of the people who made that possible has yet to be told properly onscreen.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: Hardly a different film, it exists as a stronger variant of what already was. The fact this improvement was made possible at all proves a victory for artistic integrity.