MOVIEmeter
Top 500
Down 16 this week

The Imitation Game (2014)

8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 1,483 users   Metascore: 71/100
Reviews: 8 user | 39 critic | 9 from Metacritic.com

English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Coming Soon

In theaters November 21.

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 26 Feb 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 25 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 42 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game (2014) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Imitation Game.

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nightcrawler (2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.

Director: Dan Gilroy
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
Wild (2014)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffmann, Laura Dern
Foxcatcher (2014)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances.

Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh
Stars: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Charlie Cox
Laggies (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.

Director: Lynn Shelton
Stars: Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell
99 Homes (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A father struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker who's the source of his frustration.

Director: Ramin Bahrani
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern
The Judge (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Director: David Dobkin
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
Whiplash (2014)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
Rosewater (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.

Director: Jon Stewart
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.

Director: Jason Reitman
Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort
St. Vincent (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.

Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
Commander Denniston
...
...
...
...
Helen
...
...
Woman in Crowd
...
Sergeant Staehl
...
...
Peter Hilton
...
Wren
...
...
WREN
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El código enigma  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Winston Churchill considered that Alan Turing contributed more than any individual to winning the war. See more »

Quotes

Alan Turing: Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Projector: The Imitation Game/'71 (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Compelling and Enthralling from start to finish.
16 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Truly excellent film and definitely Ocsar worthy material for both the film and the actors. The entire cast are amazing.

As Cumberbatch says near the start of the film "are you paying attention". You should pay attention, Alan Turing deserves your attention, his story deserves to be told.

I went to see this at the London Film Festival last week and I am going to be one of the first ones in the cue to see it when it comes out next month. It is an excellently paced and executed script that has you gripped from beginning to end. The whole audience were laughing and applauding and crying in places, including the man next to me who had to borrow a hankie from his wife.

The film switches between the drive of the team of code breakers to solve the Enigma code, young Alan Turing and the events after the war that destroyed his life.

It is truly heartbreaking in places, and Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as Alan Turing is outstanding. He really deserves an Oscar nomination for his performance.

It has been a very, VERY long time since I enjoyed a film so much, that when I came out of the Cinema I wanted to turn right round and go back in and watch it again. A lovely script that had you switching back and forwards between tears and laughter.

I know some wanted a more in depth and in detail look at Alan Turing's life and have commented frequently that this does no focus enough on his sexuality or the events after the war.

In this case I think less is more, this film highlights the man and the mind. It shows us the genius that was destroyed by a society that was seriously homophobic. It brings to life the man behind the facts and we laugh at his interactions with his fellow code breakers and cheer as he proves his theories and our hearts break as we watch him try to cope after his court case.

One of the best films I have seen in a long time. Go and see judge for yourself.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is there any gay scenes ? ladycopine
Turing... jac163
The ending beethvolt
Has Anyone Seen a Script? kathmak898
Keira Knightley joins urania_fic
Morten Tyldum to direct OJT
Discuss The Imitation Game (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?