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The Imitation Game

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Morten Tyldum

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About the Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch (TV's SHERLOCK, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) shines as real-life war hero and pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing. THE IMITATION GAME follows Turing as he leads a motley crew of scholars, linguists, chess champions, and intelligence officers in cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine, potentially saving millions of lives by helping to shorten the war. Also depicted is Turing's tragic fall from grace when he was convicted of homosexuality - a crime in post-war Britain. Co-starring Academy Award®-nominee Keira Knightley of BEGIN AGAIN and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN FRANCHISE.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 259
  • Fresh: 234
  • Rotten: 25
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The "action" here is Turing tinkering with his machine. Or simply thinking -- which, as Cumberbatch portrays it, is adventure of the highest order. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jan 4, 2015

Fresh: This film's overall success hangs on Cumberbatch and what is, to date, his finest performance on the big screen. – Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times, Dec 24, 2014

Fresh: Produced with a Masterpiece Theater eye for period detail, but also with a missionary's zeal to honor a wrongly dishonored man. – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 25, 2014

Fresh: [Cumberbatch's] whose portrayal of the British mathematician and WWII code-smasher is a feat of nuanced intelligence, a portrait of anguish with hints of arid humor. And, yes, arrogance. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Jan 4, 2015

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Customer Reviews

A Masterpiece!

This movie is a MUST SEE!! I had seen it yesterday and thought first, that its gonna be one of those boring plot movies.. My thought was all WRONG!.. Great storyline and by the end of the movie, we all ending up applauding!.. That’s how great this movie is ;)

Amazing movie

Not much to say but the acting from everyone especially Benedict was breathtaking. The story is one that should be better known. Such a great movie

Inaccurate but entertaining

For entertainment purposes, this movie is wonderful. Benedict Cumberbatch is brilliant, and the characters are well-written. I would watch this one hundred times over.

As far as historical accuracy, this movie has very little. Alan Turing in the movie does not at all resemble the real man. Additionally, the Bombe's other inventor, Gordon Welchman, never even made an appearance in the movie. This, as well as other aspects of the movie, can make it extremely painful and unbearable for Turing fans or just fans of history in general.

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