The Imitation Game Reviews
February 12, 2021
The film deserves credit for pointing viewers in the direction of such a compelling individual and historical drama.
February 2, 2021
Supporting cast and period production values are top notch, but it's Cumberbatch who excels, peeling back the layers of Turing's enigmatic life.
January 30, 2021
Unfortunately, the film suffers from a weak script that fails to properly educate the audience about Turing...and it also downplays Turing's homosexuality.
December 4, 2020
Manages a surmounting level of intrigue from both its deft performances and its shuffling narrative of past, present, and post-war events.
October 28, 2020
The accolades bestowed on this otherwise well mounted but incredibly milquetoast production is the political statement that the film simply does not have the courage to muster on its own.
July 15, 2020
It's right that the film is recognised for its dramatic performances, in particular Benedict Cumberbatch who shines in the role as Alan Turing. But ultimately once it ends you may feel you've seen better movies.
June 26, 2020
The curious thing about The Imitation Game, without falling into bombast, is that it breaks codes with the wonderful performance of Benedict Cumberbatch. [Full review in Spanish]
June 18, 2020
One of the film's achievements comes from hinting at the enormous power possessed by an unseen monarch...
December 14, 2019
Benedict Cumberbatch...Mark Strong and Matthew Goode... each delivers enigmatic performances that challenge the audience to think and look below the surface for the truth of each real life character portrayed.
September 15, 2019
Though hindsight is always 20/20, The Imitation Game gives us a fair and balanced glance at the tragedies that prejudice and inequality can cause. Turing achieved more in one war-torn decade than Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.
August 2, 2019
It is watchable and entertaining but more importantly it's a movie that reveals to the world a man who's achievements many more should celebrate.
July 19, 2019
Cumberbatch conveys tortured humanity behind the analytical façade, even if we also understand and even chuckle at how frustrating Turing could be to those working with him.
July 5, 2019
Restrained and tasteful in a very British sort of way, but it almost seems afraid to tackle its subject head on.
June 15, 2019
Gorgeously realised, engagingly witty and with great performances all around, The Imitation Game is engrossing and accomplished.
June 4, 2019
Keira Knightley is cut-glass and surprisingly convincing as Joan Clark.
March 11, 2019
The only reason I can surmise for the positive reviews The Imitation Game is that it confirms all the "normal" audience's worst suspicions about "genius" and queer life, without offering any meaningful insight into either.
March 7, 2019
To be honest, I'm a bit surprised that there hasn't been more pushback against The Imitation Game by intelligence professionals, historians, and survivors of Turing's circle.
February 26, 2019
The Imitation Game is a film that will in all likelihood earn Benedict Cumberbatch his first Oscar nomination, for he absolutely shines as Alan Turing in this top-notch biopic.