The Imitation Game

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The Imitation Game is a drama based on the true story of Alan Turing, the pioneer of modern-day computing and computers and unsung hero of World War II. He is a genius The Imitation game 1but lacking in interpersonal skills. He led a group of scholars, chess champion and linguists during World War II and changed the course of history by cracking the unbreakable codes of Germany’s Enigma machine; the machine used by Germany during the war to communicate in codes. They were able to crack the code and helped shorten the war and saved millions of lives.

The Imitation Game 2Alan Turing was arrested by British authorities after breaking into his home to investigate a reported burglary. He was arrested on charges of gross indecency and homosexuality which is a crime at that time.

Part of the movie explores the boyhood of Alan Turing where he had a crush on his fellow student and how he repressed it; the other part of the movie is about his work designing the machine to crack the code. Although the film dealt with the homosexuality of Turing, there is no sexuality at all in the film.

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The way the story is told where it goes back and forth from the childhood of Turing to the present worked very well. The movie not only has outstanding performances specially Benedict Cumberbatch but also has great screenplay and plot. The editing is perfect which made the movie fast paced from beginning to end. Most biopics are boring and slow paced but not The Imitation Game. It is an art movie made for awards but it is an art movie that the general movie going public will appreciate and watch.

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Benedict Cumberbatch starred as Alan Turing, Keira Knightley as Joan Clark, written by Graham Moore and directed by Morten Tyldom.

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11 Responses to The Imitation Game

  1. Frankie says:

    The movie is good but I don’t think this is an Oscar material, to me the movie is way overrated.

  2. Cheap Veatch says:

    Great for a biopic, the editing is really great and it made it look fast paced and not boting at all like most biopics. Love it.

  3. david.lerner says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch dis a very good as Turing hope he gets bigger movie roles. The movie itself is very good and recommended.

  4. Claudia says:

    Biopics tend to be slow and boring but not Imitation Games one of the best biopics I have seen lately. Benedict Cumberbatch did a good job.

  5. jersey gal says:

    One of the best movie I have seen for a while, the story is riveting so is the acting by Bendict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly. A little but depressing but great movie overall.

  6. MMM says:

    Between The Imitation games and The Theory of Everything, the year 2014 seems to be the year of the genius British who helped changed the world but handed a crappy life.

  7. M Merkel says:

    An incredible performance from Benedict Cumberbatch and drives home this powerful story of the magnificent Alan Turing. It is powerful and intensely gripping. Easily one of the best movies of the year and Cumberbatch gives the performance of a lifetime.

  8. The Donald says:

    Period movies usually are boring, slow paced and usually loses my attention but not The Imitation Games this one had me glued to the screen from beginning to the end. Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect for the role and he gave an outstanding performance.

  9. Pam Slater says:

    It is a fascinating story of a man who helped won World War 2 for the British only to be rewarded with arrest and humiliation.

    The movie is typically by the book which is filmed and acted the traditional BBC historic drama way.

  10. Larry Gibson says:

    An Oscar worthy portrayal of one of the most riveting stories of World war II, movie is great with great performance and a good story and plot too. It is a biopic that is not at all dull.

  11. Clark M says:

    This is how a biopic should be, fast paced with good story and excellent acting.

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