The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

The director of Norwegian crime thriller Headhunters helms this World War II true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) - the English mathematician and logician who set out to break the Enigma code used by the Nazis but was persecuted for his sexuality. Co-stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong.

Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards 2015; People's Choice Award winner, Toronto International Film Festival 2014
2014Rating: M, Adult themes114 minsUK, USA
BiographyDramaThrillerTrue Story & BiographyWar

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The Imitation Game / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

The story of British code-cracker Alan Turing is, in essence, about his significant role in World War II with his counter-invention to the German's Enigma machine. While the “modified” facts may raise an eyebrow and/or finger, The Imitation Game makes the “legend” of Turing abundantly clear: he was a flawed, courageous, ingenious individual who served a society that did not serve him or “his kind”.

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Variety

Variety

The movie is undeniably strong in its sense of a bright light burned out too soon, and the often undignified fate of those who dare to chafe at society's established norms.

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Time Out

Time Out

It’s all anchored in a storming performance from Cumberbatch: you’ll be deciphering his work long after the credits roll.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A highly conventional movie about a profoundly unusual man. This is not entirely a bad thing.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

What Cumberbatch delivers is an impressively rounded character study of someone variously kind, prickly, aggressive, awkward and supremely confident. But it's almost too nuanced.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Cumberbatch has the ability to spin Turing's absence of tact into comedy and pathos.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An entirely credible portrait of genius at work.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A superb thriller and a worthy biopic of a real hero.

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