The Imitation Game (2014)Story line (Google):In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma -- which crypto analysts had thought unbreakable. Turing's team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.Acting:
Great, all around. With an outstanding Cumberbatch, who managed to show Turing's a-social tendencies very well.Well?
"Entertaining" is the word that comes to mind, thinking the movie over. And that isn't exactly a compliment, as it should have been a great drama, which, in a way, it was. But I enjoyed the movie, without wanting to hug my laptop.
Director Morten Tyldum tried to catch the thrill of the hunt for the code, and mix it with the personal drama of Alan Turing. He did not completely succeed in this queeste - he had to satisfy two kinds of viewers - but I'd say the movie is a success. Recommended. #moviereview