3.5

The Imitation Game

Biography Drama Thriller War


 

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code.

Part history lesson, part tragedy, "The Imitation Game" is a compelling biopic. This suspenseful drama reveals pieces of the puzzle slow and steady, with flashes of brilliance that unfortunately aren't sustained throughout. Nonetheless, with a constantly shifting chronology, it brings the remarkable legacy of the troubled mathematical genius to screen in an affecting portrait. The lead provides a sensitive portrayal in what is an empathy-stirring performance, outstanding in its awkwardness. An enigmatic man, cryptic and clever.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 1st January 2015
Roadshow Films 114 mins