The Imitation Game (2014).

MI6 recruits Maths professor Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack the Enigma code during World War II.

I fell hook line and sinker for this film when I first watched it on 5th June 2015. I hadn’t had the chance to watch it when it was originally in cinemas so I was really looking forward to watching this a few months after I brought the DVD.

Even if it is a war film about the enigma code, they still managed to roll out many other themes – not least making it a feminist film and a LGBT film at the same time. Of course, they missed stuff out (according to a lovely computer coding bod I know on Twitter…) but to a complete novice, it was a super movie and the perfect way to spark off interest and further research into Turing and his role during World War II, as well as the prosecution of homosexuals before it ceased to be a criminal offence.

The fantastic cast does not just count Cumberbatch among its number. Other acting talent includes Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Allan Leech, among others. All those involved worked together to make the film very memorable. No matter what argument exists on the internet about who cracked the enigma code what can be argued is that it was cracked and it saved millions of lives and shortened the war. Who can argue with that?

MY RATING: **** / *****

 

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