Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the famous inventor Thomas Edison in THE CURRENT WAR, a historical drama about his losing battle with George Westinghouse over the best way to transmit electricity. It’s common knowledge that Edison was the genius inventor who created the first practical light bulb and some very early movies. But this dark film shows us his flaws as a human being. Unfortunately, though, the fine acting and creative cinematography of THE CURRENT WAR can’t make up for a dull and overly complicated storyline.
By Terry Hunter| November 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM HST - Updated November 3 at 9:59 AM