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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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25 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$90,147,835 (USA) (20 March 2015)
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Prior to acquiring the rights for Andrew Hodges' biography the film was based on, first-time producers Ido Ostrowsky and Nora Grossman were in between jobs having previously worked for television networks. See more »

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When Alan looks out the window, one of the extras has taken out her gauges, which reveals the holes in her earlobes. See more »

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[first lines]
Alan Turing: Are you paying attention?
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Referenced in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Intimidation Game (2015) See more »

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Eddie's Boogie
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The Turing Test
15 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Alan Turing, Mathematician, Logician, Wartime Codebreaker and father of Computer Science. A great British Hero. A great hero in the fight against prejudice.

This film tackles themes of prejudice against the feminine, against homosexuality and more generally against anyone who is different. How? By simply pointing out, using the example of Alan Turing and his colossal achievements, that it takes someone different to do something amazing.

And an amazing story it is, packaged in a beautifully tight screenplay without a wasted scene, that keeps the audience fully engaged throughout. All the cast are on top form, in orbit around a stellar performance by Benedict Cumberbatch that layers humour, complexity, sexuality and the palpable frustration of a brilliant mind not quite able to communicate with his fellow humans.

A film that depicts a man who perhaps fails the test he invented, that is now named after him. The Turing Test. Can he fool you that he is a real human being and not a super intelligent machine? The stress of playing that Imitation Game is set into every micro twitch of the central character.

Should you go see it? No special effects. No interstellar spaceships. Why not wait for the download?

Go see it! Because otherwise you would be missing the chance to see a most remarkable film, performed to perfection. A film about a story that matters, about events that changed history and simply about a man without whom you might not even be able to read this review on your Turing machine.


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