• Enigma (2001)


Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: September 24th, 2002

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

In March 1943 the code breakers at Bletchley Park, Britain's top secret Station X, are facing their worst nightmare: Nazi U boats have unexpectedly changed the code by which they communicate with each other and German High Command. An Allied merchant shipping convoy crossing the Atlantic with 10,000 passengers and vital supplies is in danger of attack. The authorities turn for help to Tom Jericho (Dougray Scott), a brilliant young mathematician and code breaker.

Cast: Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Saffron Burrows, Jeremy Northam, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Tom Hollander, Corin Redgrave, Matthew McFadyen

Director: Michael Apted

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Jagged Films, Broadway Pictures, Intermedia Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jonathan ForemanNew York Post

    Uses the compelling true story of the triumph of the Enigma code-breakers as background for an invented but believable story of love, betrayal and heroism. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The film manages to crack all its codes, and even when it sags a bit, it's never lacking grace and some wit. Not enigmatically at all, it pleases and teases us -- in high style. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What I like about the movie is its combination of suspense and intelligence. If it does not quite explain exactly how decryption works (how could it?), it at least gives us a good idea of how decrypters work, and we understand how crucial Bletchley was -- so crucial its existence was kept a secret for 30 years. show more

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