The Current War: Director's Cut

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  • 3 of 5 stars
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    There is nothing to really dislike about this movie beside the fact that on the first look it seems to portray a random episode in the history of electricity in America. Because of that it fails from the start to communicate what is its essence and grasp attension of the viewer. But it also has style and ends up being quite comprehensble, so in the end it is still worth watching.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Very interesting! Really enjoyed it!!!
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    A little slow - thought there would be a bit more action.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    This movie was really well done, and a lot more interesting than I thought it would be! The acting was superb, especially by Benedict Cumberbatch. The movie held my interest, and was entertaining.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Needs more Tesla and more Morgan
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Nice to see a story about something people take for granted.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Too choppy of story and filming. Didn’t go in-depth of the characters. If you weren’t familiar with the characters already, you’d be lost in the story. Lackluster dialogue.
  • 1 of 5 stars
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    Bored to death. Left movie early which is something I RARELY do.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I like this movie a lot. This film taught me parts of history that I never knew. It was very interesting to see Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Tom Holland in different roles other than the superheroes movies. This film is about three visionaries, Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch), George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) and Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult) who compete for influencing the future of the world. We learn that Thomas Edison first introduced electricity to Manhattan and how Westinghouse wanted to partner with him to provide all of America with electricity, but Edison was too vain to share his celebrity status. Nikola Tesla is hired by Edison, yet has his own visions for electricity and quits working for Edison. Along comes Westinghouse, seeing Tesla's concept of moving machines with electricity and the rest is history. My favorite part is when Mr. Tesla discovers that light bulbs aren't the only thing that use energy. The graphics were a little bit too dark to see some scenes and the language was a little bit difficult for me to understand, because the main characters use technical words that make it hard for the lay-person to comprehend. The moral of this movie is to not underestimate people because of where they come from or because they have different visions or ideas. For example, immigrant Nikola Tesla wasn't taken seriously because he was an immigrant and Thomas Edison didn't give him the chance to prove himself. Also vanity is not a good quality in any person. Thomas Edison was quite full of himself and thought he didn't have to work together with any other master-mind. I give this movie 5 out 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, as well as adults. Reviewed by Ethan P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews, visit kidsfirst dot org.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Movie moved very slowly and seemed to be mostly about Edison with a little about Westinghouse. Tesla's important contributions were ignored. Not even sure why they put him in the movie. Photography of the movie was good.