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The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley




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In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

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Overview

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

Main Cast & Crew

Morten Tyldum - Director
Benedict Cumberbatch
Keira Knightley
Matthew Goode
Mark Strong
Charles Dance
Rory Kinnear
Allen Leech
Matthew Beard
Tuppence Middleton
James Northcote

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 114
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 013132622507
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking)
  • Release Date: March 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
War
Homosexuality
Scientists
Gays
Math
Biographical

 

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Reviews:
4 stars out of 5 -- "A finely etched character study, with Cumberbatch on towering form." - 11/10/2014 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 -- "A superb thriller and a worthy biopic of a real hero....An impressive debut for screenwriter Graham Moore, and a big-screen career highlight for Benedict Cumberbatch." - 11/07/2014 Empire


"[T]he film is anchored by yet another hypnotically complex Cumberbatch performance. He's turning greatness into a habit." -- Grade: B+ - 11/26/2014 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE IMITATION GAME is an immersive true story that laces dizzying tension with raw emotion." - 11/26/2014 Rolling Stone


[The] screenplay does an impressive job of simplifying, condensing, and distilling what actually happened into a series of accessible 'eureka!' moments, and THE IMITATION GAME is at its best when it focuses on the collision between cryptography and proto-programming." - 11/25/2014 A.V. Club


3 stars out of 4 -- "IMITATION illuminates Turing's brilliance in an engrossing and moving film that features a standout, Oscar-worthy performance by Benedict Cumberbatch." - 11/26/2014 USA Today


"The disturbing, involving, always-complex story of British mathematician Alan Turing is a tale crafted to resonate for our time, and the smartly entertaining THE IMITATION GAME gives it the kind of crackerjack cinematic presentation that's pure pleasure to experience." - 11/26/2014 Los Angeles Times


"The science is not too difficult, the emotions are clear and emphatic, and the truth of history is respected just enough to make room for tidy and engrossing drama." - 11/28/2014 New York Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Alexandre Desplat’s hauntingly propulsive score further enhances the suspense while capturing the gravity of the situation." - 11/27/2014 RogerEbert.com


"[An] outstanding, beautifully nuanced....Tyldum crafted a phenomenal film -- with all the pieces of a complicated puzzle put together in such a way that the story flows seamlessly." - 12/11/2014 Chicago Sun-Times


"Benedict Cumberbatch once again proves the go-to man for bringing vulnerability and warmth to a chilly, slightly off-putting intellectual oddball in THE IMITATION GAME..." - 12/11/2014 Washington Post


"[Cumberbatch gives a] committed, fastidious performance. It's a consummately polished package, one that will no doubt gain its subject a deservedly wide audience." - 12/01/2014 Sight and Sound

 

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