Film Review – The Imitation Game

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The Imitation Game is not just a film about a socially awkward genius who thwarts the Nazis during World War 2, it’s a also a love story, a thriller, and a first rate drama.

This dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing played by Benedict Cumberbatch jumps across generations as it unravels his early life at school through his involvement in breaking the German Enigma Code machine to his eventual and tragic demise. Keira Knightley  is brilliant as fellow code -breaker and love interest Joan Clarke.

In the vein of The King’s Speech, this is cinema at it’s best. Despite being an English story, the two production companies behind the film are US based. An absolute certainty for Oscar attention, it’s already nominated for a Golden Globe in five categories including Best Motion Picture – Drama (alongside the likes of Foxcatcher and Boyhood), Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for Cumberbatch,Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for Keira Knightley.

One of the best films of the last few years, an absolute MUST-SEE. Utterly Compelling.

5 Stars.

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