The Imitation Game (2014)

Directed By – Morten Tyldum

Screenplay By – Graham Moore

Cinematography By – Óscar Faura

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kiera Knightley & Matthew Goode

114 min.

The Imitation Game is imitating what it thinks a good movie is. The story about these code breakers is amazing and that’s what makes this an interesting movie. Benedict puts on a great performance for the first half of the movie but then the directing, the pacing, the screenplay divert path and end up becoming something that is ultaimately something we’ve all seen before. The movie could have ended about twenty minutes earlier than it does.

There’s no real reason to bring Alan Turing’s life after the war into any of this. This movie is not about the life of Alan Turing and yet it tries as hard as it can to make it about Turing’s life and that’s where the problem lies. This movie is about and should have solely been about the genius that was Alan Turing and how he was able to crack the Nazi’s enigma code.

God Bless America


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