The Imitation Game

Review: The Imitation Game

16 Jan 15

The Imitation Game

From the Norwegian director of Headhunters, Morten Tyldum. The Imitation Game is a well-crafted biopic and British espionage spy thriller based on the true story that was held secret by the government for more than 50 years. Played by one of my favourite actors, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as mathematician and war hero Alan Turing, who cracked the enigma code and helped win World War II, and was then arrested for the crime of homosexuality. Cumberbatch is great as Turing and will most likely be nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars. Every performance he's given, he knocks it out of the park.

It's terrible that Turing had to hide the truth about himself to avoid either imprisonment or chemical castration. Keira Knightley is also good as Joan Clarke, another mathematician that worked with and married Turing. The acting and directing is very good, but I can't say that I enjoyed The Imitation Game that much. The story is a bit conventional and for the most part didn't really interested me. The Imitation Game isn't a bad film, just not my cup of tea.