The Imitation Game: Movie Review

The Imitation Game is a historical drama that discusses the role that cytologists and mathematicians played in World War II.

Released in theaters: November 28, 2014

Rated: PG-13

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 114 minutes

Quick plot: It’s in the early 1940’s and the Nazi Germans are attacking Europe. In Britain, air raids have become frequent and thousands of soldiers are dying on the battlefield. The British government then recruits the country’s best mathematicians and scientists to help break the code for the Enigma, which is the machine the Germans use to send instructions to their military personnel. A Cambridge-educated cytologist (Benedict Cumberbatch) and a woman scientist (Keira Knightley) are both invited to be part of the project. Not only do the Nazi’s have their own secrets, Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) has his own secret that many people wouldn’t agree with.

Thoughts: I was so excited that this movie was going to take a different angle on the war. Superb acting by Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. The movie also does a nice job of explaining the ideas behind cryptography.

Honesty, there wasn’t really any bad in this movie except for the violence. Hardly any language but one of the main themes in this movie is sexual identity.


If you haven’t seen the trailer, here it is!


Posted on November 28, 2014, in Movie and tv reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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