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The Current War Rated 12A

The Current War

Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. USA, 2017. 1h 48m. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton.

A sparky historical drama chronicling the rivalry between three scientific visionaries — Thomas Edison, Nikolai Tesla, and George Westinghouse — competing to bring the power of electricity to America. Charismatic performances from the three leading men light up this fascinating drama set during the climax of the 19th-century. 

'This a watchably stylised period film, with interesting visual setpieces and faces looming up at us out of intricately contrived backgrounds.’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘A stylish portrayal of a literal power struggle based on truly interesting historical figures and events.’ Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine