The Current War: Director's Cut

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Drama shines light on dark actions; electrocution, smoking.

PG-13 2019 107 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 14+

OK FILM

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age 12+

Directors Cut Version

I didn't see anything objectionable. If you are worried about the electrocutions, they aren't shown in any graphic way. The only reason I say 12 year old is that the business competition and electrification of America is probably too complex for younger.

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