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The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Thriller  |  25 December 2014 (USA)
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During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

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Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Written by Studio Canal

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Behind every code is an enigma See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$479,352 (USA) (28 November 2014)

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$91,121,452 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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Trivia

Peter Hilton (Matthew Beard) falls out severely with Alan Turing because of the effect his actions could have on Hilton's brother, serving in action. In the documentary about Bletchley Park, Station X (1999), the real Peter Hilton (by then a professor of mathematics) pays the following tribute to Alan Turing: "Alan Turing ... was a genius ... and there's all the difference between a very intelligent person and a genius. With very intelligent people ... they come out with an idea, and you say to yourself ... 'I could have had that idea.' You never had this feeling with Turing at all. He constantly surprised you with the originality of his thinking, it was marvellous." See more »

Goofs

(at around 12 mins) When the "new hires" are in the conference room and being introduced to the Enigma machine, Denniston says that the settings change at midnight and the first transmission using the new settings was at 6:00 AM. This implies that there was radio silence for 6 hours during the night (i.e., no enciphered messages) which is not true at all. The usual case was that the settings were changed at midnight and traffic started minutes thereafter. Denniston also says that they have 18 hours to "break the code" and then they had to start again, but work on deciphering could continue past midnight and even days later. See more »

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[first lines]
Alan Turing: Are you paying attention?
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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #49.1 (2015) See more »

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An instant classic
8 October 2014 | by (Cheshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A movie which oozes Britishness from every frame, The Imitation Game is an instant classic. Wartime Britain is depicted vividly, if a little caricatured, with an autumnal palette and a jaunty air.

A true story, sympathetically told, with good performances all round and a stand-out Turing from the indefatigable Mr Cumberbatch. The young Turing is also extremely well realised by Alex Lawther.

Meandering through Alan Turing's life since school until shortly before his death, the script demands your attention and regularly makes you smile.

Highly recommended.


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