There is something wrong when an audience member (me!) in more tuned into the soundtrack than into the film. From the beginning I was aware of the music trying to make a scene more dramatic or suspenseful than it really was.
I knew more about Edison than I did about Westinghouse or Tesla and I did learn more about the three men but basically it is a story of men cheating, lying but, yet, being decent men.
Edison was a show-boater, brash, arrogant man who could charm reporters and would do anything to stop his rivals. Westinghouse was a more quiet man, one who believed you were a success if you left the world a better place than you were born into, yet wasn't above doing public harm. Tesla is brilliant, opinionated and a very flamboyant dresser.
There is really no suspense in "The Current War"--pun intended-- and I still am not sure if this Tesla is the man behind the present day company but I do know Westinghouse did more than manufacture refrigerators!
Contrary to George K's, the owner of The Gateway, joke about the performances being 'electric', (I had to smile! Hey, he owns the theatre and I don't want to be banned) the performances are fine which are expected from such actors as Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, the standout is Tom Holland as Edison's secretary.
"The Current War" is too long, ironically too darkly lit, while the score is more interesting than the story.