The Imitation Game Reviews

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January 4, 2015
The "action" here is Turing tinkering with his machine. Or simply thinking -- which, as Cumberbatch portrays it, is adventure of the highest order.
January 4, 2015
We go into a movie knowing that the subject was as genius or a hero, a martyr or titan. We should leave with a more nuanced understanding of who he was, his complexities and flaws.
January 4, 2015
This film about one of the past century's smartest humans at times treats its own audience like a classroom of remedial learners.
January 4, 2015
It's a film about drive, about imagination, and how brilliance thrives outside the mainstream. These are common enough themes given uncommon purchase in a film about a man who likely saved millions of lives by never fitting in.
January 4, 2015
[Cumberbatch's] whose portrayal of the British mathematician and WWII code-smasher is a feat of nuanced intelligence, a portrait of anguish with hints of arid humor. And, yes, arrogance.
December 25, 2014
Produced with a Masterpiece Theater eye for period detail, but also with a missionary's zeal to honor a wrongly dishonored man.
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.
April 30, 2019
Cumberbatch is great as Turing.
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