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This film about Alan Turing, breaker of the enigma code, father of computing and one of my heroes, is one which needed to be made.
“The Imitation Game” has been advertised as a thriller based around Alan Turing and other British code-breakers at Bletchley Park deciphering the Nazis’ unbreakable Enigma machine.
Though a large portion of this film does revolve around this vastly important piece of history, it also goes further by addressing Turing’s eventual tragic fate.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing and one could dismiss him as being once again typecast as so many good actors are. In roles such as Stephen Hawking, Sherlock, Khan and now Alan Turing he has shown that he can play the socially awkward genius excellently. Yet I believe Cumberbatch brings some “je-ne-sais-quoi” to his latest part.
The script is taught and thoroughly researched.
The supporting cast is also very good. Keira Knightley in particular shines as Turing’s fiancée and proves to anyone who still needs convincing that she is far more than a pretty face. Also, look out for a very subtle and profound performance from a young actor playing Alan Turing as a child.
This brilliant film I believe does justice to the men and women of Bletchley Park who remained unsung for far too long.
Recommended Scenario: If you want to see a film about a very different sort of war hero.
If what I have written tells you that you would like this film, you can book tickets to see it at your local Cineworld here.
I enjoyed this film enormously, found it moving in places. Like many exceptionally gifted people, Turing was surely a difficult individual, but what he achieved was crucial to the war effort. But so much sadness in his relationships. Looking forward to the next British film hero, Steven Hawking, played to uncanny effect by Eddie Redmayne