The Imitation Game Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 25, 2019
The Imitation Game purposefully hits the mark in shining the light on one the most heroic figures of the 20th century.
January 24, 2019
Graham Moore's screenplay has the right mix of political tension with some surprising humor sprinkled in.
January 8, 2019
The Imitation Game makes all of this quite engrossing, with very smart dialogue, a sense of urgency and a persuasive arc.
November 2, 2018
This film is spectacular in its simplicity. The quiet story is filled with intelligence, wit, anger, sadness, triumph and tragedy.
August 28, 2018
This isn't a movie with any ideas about that. It just wants to portray the Turing that beat Enigma, and in that it does a perfectly reasonable job.
August 27, 2018
[Cumberbatch's] Turing is full of ticks and tweaks that feel like an Asperger's poster boy but he's still able to craft a strong portrait of a troubled virtuoso.
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