The Imitation Game (2014)

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Codes are a puzzle. A game. Just like any other game

Morten Tyldum directs this American thriller film based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. The amazing Benedict Cumberbatch plays the real life British cryptanalysis Alan Turing who is hired to decrypt German intelligence codes for the British government during World War Two. Keira Knightley plays Cambridge graduate and fellow female codebreaker Joan Clarke and there is an assortment of great supporting actors in this film.

This film has come under fire because of historical inaccuracy on historical events and the personality of several characters. Obviously its important to take this into consideration within the film but it didn’t really matter because it was the director’s interpretation of an event that changed an aspect of history. The ending also brought a lump to my throat.

I admired Keira Knightley’s character as the smart and beautiful heroine and general ‘saving grace’ to Cumberbatch’s Turing.

Think of it. A digital computer. Electrical brain.

My rating: 4/5

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