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The Imitation Game (2014)

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

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

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25 December 2014 (USA)  »

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

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$1,974,647 (USA) (12 December 2014)
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To play Turing, Cumberbatch wore dentures, at his own behest. No one else demanded that of him. See more »

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The coaching stock on the evacuee and military trains is of the British Railways Mark 1 type which was not built until after 1948. See more »

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Joan Clarke: Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.
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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.


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