The Imitation Game Review

A short review for the Imitation Game that came out late 2014.

The Imitation Game Review

The Imitation Game is a heart warming film about the true story of Alan Turing and the amazing code breakers of Bletchley Park. The film follows Alan Turing and his fellow code breakers as they try to crack the unbreakable Enigma code. The Enigma code was a code set up by the Germans to encrypt messages so that no one would be able to read them and the code breakers of Bletchley park tried to break the seemingly unbreakable code. While watching the film you do have to pay attention or else you will miss bits, as Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, explains that you must pay attention. The film is directed by Morten Tyldum and adapted from the book, Alan Turing: The Enigma, by Graham Moore. Morten hasn't done many films that have been as big a The Imitation Game, as he is relatively new to Hollywood filmmaking, but he seems to be on the right track in making blockbusters. As the film progresses you start to feel closer to Alan Turing especially when young Alan is shown to be an outsider in his school. Personally I think this is Benedict Cumberbatch's best work and shows just what a talented actor he is, however the film would be nothing without the fellow actors who play the other code breakers of Bletchley Park who put on an amazing performance. Overall this film makes you laugh, cry and shows you true heroes of the second world war. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone and say it should be shown in schools in the future to show the work of the Bletchley Park Code breakers.


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  • Elspeth Barron

    On 23 November 2015, 23:43 Elspeth Barron commented:

    Brilliant review Amy! I am a big Benedict Cumberbatch fan and so is my brother. We went and saw this when it came out last year and I would agree with you it is some of his best work. I love learning people's stories so this film was perfect for me. It is shame I knew so little about Alan Turing before as I think he is amazing man who should be celebrated more but in a way it was nice not knowing the story before I arrived at the cinema. I had no expectations or preconceptions so was going in to it ready to be blown away. The casting I would agree was amazing and the whole ensemble worked together amazingly.
    I love that you feel this should be shown in schools as it is an important part of our history and has some great teaching points. Is there any other films you would recommend as a good watch for schools?

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