At The Movies – The Imitation Game

2015 April 2015 At the movies Issue Suzanne A. Marshall

By Suzanne A. Marshall from the April 2015 Edition

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode

Director: Morten Tyldum

Benedict Cumberbatch brilliantly portrays the complex and fascinating life of mathematician Alan Turing. The persona of the genius Alan Turing is awkward, arrogant, anti-social, sad and compulsive as played by Cumberbatch. He definitely deserves the accolades and nomination for best actor by the Academy Awards. The story line is complicated and unearths the true and gritty circumstances behind the challenge of breaking the Nazi communication code called ‘enigma’ during World War II. The story unfolds in England shortly after the outbreak of the war and dips back into Turings’ college days as well as subsequent years following the war. The cast give the actor excellent support and the cinematography and art direction are very convincing. To say more would be to give away the plot. This is a terrific movie.

IMDB rated this movie as 8.1/10 based on 207,000 viewers to date.

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