The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game
Review: About the life of mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing. During World War II he tries to crack the enigma code.
Director: Morten Tyldum
Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech and Mark Strong
Year: 2014
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Conclusion: 4/5
This reminded me a bit of the film Enigma in which Kate Winslet starred. This was very interesting as I knew nothing about Alan Turing before this or had not even heard about him. You have got to think of this film as more of a celebration to his life and the achievements that he made rather than the negative side. The young actor that plays the young Turing was exceptional. I hope that we see much more of him in the future. This is the best performance I have seen by Benedict Cumberbatch. I enjoyed the script and found it to be very funny at times. I would have liked to have seen and learnt more about the Enigma code machine. In one of the final scenes Benedict Cumberbatch couldn’t stop crying and had a breakdown. He later said ‘Being a actor or a person that had grown incredibly fond of the character and thinking what he had suffered and how that affected him’. According to it is believed that Benedict Cumberbatch and Alan Turing are actually related. The two are 17th cousins.Leonardo DiCaprio was originally slated to star in this movie. At the Academy Awards this won 1 Oscar and that was for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay.

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