The Imitation Game

Review: The Imitation Game

08 Feb 15

Knobs and dials

In the battle of the boffins I prefer this Alan Turing biopic to the Stephen Hawkings story. But hey, that's just me. Somehow it's easier to wrap my head around code cracking than quantum physics. Sure it was a tad clunky in order to get us up to speed, as was the Hawkings flick but Turing just felt a lot more likeable somehow and it is genuinely heartbreaking to see a man who did such important wartime work be hounded to his death because of his sexuality. Cumberbatch seemed very comfortable in this role which made it all the more real and tragic. And what's not to love about a code cracking monster machine? Definitely worth the ticket price.