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The Imitation Game (2014) Movie Reviews

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10/21/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Cumberbatch shines in “The Imitation Game”

Can machines think? This is the main question posed in “Computer Machinery and Intelligence,” a 1950s paper published by Alan Turing. The paper's concepts surfaced in his single-handed design and construction of a machine that broke the German Enigma codes during World War II…or so the film says. While the historical accuracy of “The Imitation Game” comes into question on several occasions, the outstanding quality of the film’s acting, direction and story is no enigma.

The movie focuses on the life of Alan Turing, a British mathematician, computer scientist and cryptanalyst. The British Intelligence recruits Turing along with other cryptographic minds to crack the Enigma codes that the Nazis use as secret communication during the war. The film’s narrative alternates between three sig...

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04/11/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The real-life Dr. Strange-and he won WW2!!

An inspiring and effective historical drama highlighting the achievements of the famed British scientist Alan Turing, commonly seen as the father of modern computer science, during WW2. Joined by a top-notch cast that includes Keira Kightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, and Rory Kinnear, 'The Imitation Game' demonstrates the human condition's capacity for brilliance, innovation, and perseverance under enormously stressful conditions-even if it's that of total war.
Benedict Cumberbatch gives a powerhouse performance as the eccentric and arrogant mathematician Alan Turing who is assigned to help British intelligence break a seemingly impossible Nazi code. Turing strives to beat this challenge and overcome his personal issues (he was gay at a time one could go to jail for it...

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02/10/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Brilliant, speechless and some superb acting.

“Cryptography is the science of codes.
Like secret messages?
Not secret. That’s the brilliant part. Messages that anyone can see, but no one knows what they mean, unless you have the key.
How is that different from talking?
When people talk to each other they never say what they mean. They say something else. And you’re supposed to just know what they mean. Only, I never do. So how is that different?
Alan, I have a funny feeling that you’re going to be very good at this.”

Looking back, the above-mentioned conversation between Alan Turing and his school friend Christopher Morcom, is for me the perfect summary of the fascinating life of the intellectual mathematician Turing. The phenomenon he faced throughout his whole life had to do with "decoding". From an ...

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02/04/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

a true story thats innacurate but great acting

The apparently true story of alan turning who broke the german enigma code during ww2 which led to the apparent shortening of the war.
the movie focuses on his joing bletchley park where in top secret he along with a small group of puzzle breakers attempt to break the code. with flashbacks to his school days and his love for his male friend.which eventually as a adult leads to him being outed as gay.
The movie is decent the acting by benedict cumberlbatch is brilliant he does deserve awards no doubt about it.
the main issue i hae though with this movie which stops it being great is a lot of it simply isn't true.
characters are made up situations are dramatised , and the breaking of the code isnt accurate
if your going to do a movie on a historic event it needs to be as true as you ...

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01/19/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

What a extraordinary man Alan was

Alan Turing: "I like solving problems, Commander. And Enigma is the most difficult problem in the world."

The Imitation Game is about a true life story of the English cryptanalyst, mathematician and logician Alan Turing. During WWII the Turing led a group of code breakers at a top secret facility in Bletchley Park during the darkest days of the war in order to crack the German's Enigma code.

Well it's settled, British films have completely change for the usual stick in the mood, low budget film. Oscar season after Oscar season, British films always make the nominations for Best Picture or Best Actor. Of course this movie got the big nominations and I so glad this got a lot of nominations from the Oscars, because this movie was pretty incredible.

Now we have seen Cumberb...

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12/30/2014 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

A Story of Devastating Importance

'The Imitation Game' is the best period piece biopic I've seen in a while. It's certainly the best of this year. The story is more interesting than most other WWII dramas. A secretive plot to overturn the tides of war plays out behind the scenes. Cracking the Nazi's code is a previously classified endeavor. It became a deciding factor in the outcome of WWII. The immensely difficult task is presented as a tense race against time. This would be enough to make a good film, but the drama involved with the man behind the silent victory is the greater focus. The study of Alan Turing is both fascinating and heartbreaking. Through thee time periods we learn the facets of Turing; his genius, his social ineptness, and his hidden sadness. All three coincide simultaneous, reaching one clima...

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