The Imitation Game

by missizziemcguinness


‘God didn’t win the war. We did’

Morten Tyledum directs the Imitation Game, a true story about a mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) who saved lives in the war with his literal brain and the ability to crack unbreakable codes including Enigma- yet he was not accepted only because he was a homosexual man at a time when it was not approved.

Benedict Cumberbatch once again impressed us with his portrayal of Turing- a personal idol of my future brother in law. Cumberbatch leads a stellar performance  as usual and Keira Knightley’s charecter herself breaks away from the traditional woman of that time and does things that nobody thought someone like her would do- like an opposite of Turing.

The linking between the scenes is incredible, however, if you do not have any patience for a slowly progressing films  or want something that you can just sit down and watch, I would suggest giving this one a miss. The soundtrack suited the film and I do not know that much about Turing, which allowed me to see Cumberbatch’s performance up to the audience’s interpretation while staying rather faithful to the facts.

Superb acting from Benedict Cumberbatch and the rest of the cast, good soundtrack, somewhat poignant ending.