The Imitation Game (2014)
The Imitation Game – Behind every code is an enigma.
Benedict Cumberbatch—————————————-Alan Turing
Keira Knightley————————————————-Joan Clarke
Mathew Goode————————————————–Hugh Alexander
Rory Kinear—————————————————–Robert nock
Allen Leech—————————————————–John Cairncross
Charles Dance————————————————–Commander Denniston
Mark Strong—————————————————–Stewart Menzies
Directed by Morten Tyldum.
Screenplay by Graham Moore.
Based on the Book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges.
Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) was different than anyone else in his era. Those differences were extreme and he would pay for those differences his whole life. A mathematician who many believe is the founder of modern computers today. This movie deals with his efforts during World War 2 and how he and a group of mathematicians created a machine to crack the German code machine named “Enigma”.
Joan Clarke (Knightley) was brought in to replace one of the team members with her ability to solve problems. The team struggled to decipher any code from the Germans because every night at midnight the Germans would change the settings on Enigma and the cipher would change. Alan Turing wanted to build a machine that would decipher the code no matter what the setting.
The team encounters struggles from a Commander who doubts they can build it, power struggles from within, and a myriad of secrets that can tear the team apart at any second. They fight incredible odds and through it all they must learn to trust one another.
Benedict Cumberbatch gives a must see performance which will probably give him his first Academy Award. There are so many great individual scenes in this movie between Cumberbatch and Mark Strong, Keira Knightley, Charles Dance and Mathew Goode. His initial interview with Charles Dance was brilliant on both sides of the desk. Cumberbatch played the awkward genius to perfection throughout this movie. The ongoing theme “It’s often the people that no one imagines anything of, that do the things that no can imagine” is driven home to prove that just because someone is different they are no less a hero.
This movie is brilliantly directed by Morten Tyldum who allows the actors to shine during every scene in this movie. An excellent movie that I highly recommend you go see.
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Runtime: 114 Minutes
Production Budget: $15,000,000.
Domestic: Not Finished Run Yet.
Worldwide: Not Finished Run Yet.
CC Rating: 9 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: Headhunters, Buddy.
If you liked this try: The Monuments Men, Code Breakers, Zodiac.