The Imitation Game Reviews

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.
December 24, 2014
Cumberbatch is moviedom's man of the moment, and with this painfully human performance, the actor who has specialized in difficult geniuses finally cracks the code of compassion.
December 24, 2014
This film's overall success hangs on Cumberbatch and what is, to date, his finest performance on the big screen.
December 24, 2014
It would be hard to foul up the story of Alan Turing, and thankfully The Imitation Game doesn't.
December 24, 2014
Turing may finally be getting what he deserves as the straightforward and well-acted The Imitation Game, featuring a strong performance from Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing.