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

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El código enigma  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

Framed tortoise shells are seen hanging on the walls of Turing's home. This is an allusion to his later work showing that the patterns on tortoise shells, despite their apparent complexity (and beauty), can come about from a rather simple set of rules or instructions, i.e. the underlying genetic code. This convinced Turing that exceedingly complex biological entities can stem from simple programs, i.e. from simple changes in the DNA. This insight has profound implications for evolution, especially to those arguments asserting that the complexity of life could not have arisen by chance alone. See more »

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A few examples of Americanism in speech which would not be used at that time. Turing twice uses the adjective "smarter" which only meant 'dress neater', British people would use "cleverer" until decades later. Also the Commander Denniston would never say "You're fired!". He would say "you're sacked!". See more »

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Alan Turing: Are you paying attention? Good. If you're not listening carefully you will miss things. Important things. I will not pause, I will not repeat myself, and you will not interrupt me. If you think that because you're sitting where you are and I am sitting where I am that you are in control of what is about to happen, you 're mistaken. I am in control, because I know things that you do not know.
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Written and Performed by Ed Palermo (as Eddie Palermo)
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Ticks all the boxes
17 September 2014 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I'll make my review short. Go see this. It has all the elements of a great movie from the acting to the score by Alexandre Desplat. Excellent script and delivery. It was well received at TIFF 14 where it was named People's Choice. The cast members really gelled on screen. It was well edited because the pace of the movie did not lag at any time. When watching this you will quickly realize that these actors (Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Allen Leech) will be around for a long time entertaining us. If you like A Beautiful Mind or even Good Will Hunting, you will enjoy this. It comes out in November 2014. Don't miss it. This one is Oscar worthy.


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