ByNathan Archer, writer at

Well I saw a late night showing of The Imitation Game yesterday and started to write my review and then I fell asleep, so when I woke up I thought I'd leave it to today. The Imitation Game is the true story of Alan Turing who during world war II with a group of code breakers managed to break the German Enigma code, and then after the war was condemned when it came out he was homosexual. The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Mark Strong and Charles Dance.

There are many positives to this film, which are: fantastic acting, brilliant story telling, great story progression, quite emotional in places, really good humour, there is a bit of intrigue and the pacing is really good. To expand everyone in this film acts really well but the star is definitely Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing he captured the role perfectly and carries the film, the story is told quite cleverly as it switches between 3 different timelines (Turing as a child, during the war and after the war) and the transitions are very smooth and they don't affect the pacing. Quite predictably in the film because of the source material some sections in the film are emotional and made me feel for the characters which is very important and is executed to a high standard. Surprisingly there was a lot of humour in the film which made it very enjoyable to watch and this was helped by the intrigue that was constant throughout the film and was sustained by the pacing which was also very good. For me at least there was no negatives however that doesn't make the film perfect its an enjoyable film with great performances and a good plot however I don't think that it is perfect.

Overall I really enjoyed this film and I will watch it many more times when it comes out on DVD, this movie was very well executed especially because of the true story it tells. So taking everything I have said into consideration I rate this film:



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