• The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game

Release Date: November 28th, 2014

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 2015

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma -- which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing's team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong

Director: Morten Tyldum

Genres: Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Black Bear Pictures, Bristol Automotive

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: London, Rise, Forbidden love, Emotional, Moving, 1950s, Fall, 1940s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 78
    James RocchiFilm.com

    Strong, stirring, triumphant and tragic, The Imitation Game may be about a man who changed the world, but it’s also about the world that destroyed a man. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Dominating it all is Cumberbatch, whose charisma, tellingly modulated and naturalistic array of eccentricities, Sherlockian talent at indicating a mind never at rest and knack for simultaneously portraying physical oddness and attractiveness combine to create an entirely credible portrait of genius at work. show more

  • 60
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    The romance of patriotism and pain, depicted here in lush greens and velvety blues, makes “The Imitation Game” enjoyable enough to render it a vindication of the formula. It disappoints as biography, but makes for a great yarn, even if you've heard it before. show more

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Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Production Design
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)