The Imitation Game (2015)

The Imitation GameA review by C J Dee

Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
Other notable appearances: Mark Strong, Charles Dance
Running time: 114 minutes
Watch this if you liked: Good Will Hunting, The Fifth Estate
Rating: full starfull starfull starfull starfull star 5/5 stars.

Based on the true story of mathematician Alan Turing, The Imitation Game shows Turing’s mission to break the Nazi Enigma code during World War II.

The Imitation Game is a masterful film. The story manages to be simultaneously inspiring, funny and heartbreaking.

If Benedict Cumberbatch doesn’t win an Oscar for his performance, no-one should win an Oscar for anything. Cumberbatch manages to dive right into the soul of Alan Turing and bring him to life on the screen.

The rest of the cast support Cumberbatch’s performance well. They support by delivering their own performances admirably and without trying to steal the spotlight.

I honestly would not have thought a film about World War II could have so many laugh aloud moments. The Imitation Game has intelligent humour scattered throughout. This humour lightens what could have been an incredibly heavy film.

If you enjoy true stories, have even a passing interest in history, or just want to see a great story about the human mind at it’s most brilliant, then The Imitation Game is a film you should absolutely see.

‘Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.’