102 mins
6.6 / 10 (222)


Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical systems to fruition. After his relationship with Thomas Edison sours, Tesla goes solo, securing investment and patents with the help of J.P. Morgan’s daughter Anne, who has taken a liking to the inventor.

MUBI's take

Delightfully playful, this postmodern portrait explores an offbeat life of invention by rejecting conventional biopic form. With stylistic whimsies ranging from omniscient narration to an anachronistic synthpop performance, Michael Almereyda’s rich meditation on legacy is positively electric.

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