Benedict Cumberbatch Bristles with Brilliance in Authentic ‘The Imitation Game’ – Film Review
Taking its place among those handsome biopics the British do so well, The Imitation Game tells the fascinating (and ultimately tragic) story of mathematician Alan Turing. A day after the UK enters the Second World War, the Cambridge-educated Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) arrives at Bletchley Park, a top-secret center for breaking military codes used by the Germans — and is soon put to work on cracking a heretofore impenetrable code called Enigma. As presented by director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), the mercurial Turing is impatient with social conventions and the accepted chain of command. And he is harboring his own risky secret: he prefers bedding boys to girls, resisting even the charms of a particularly fetching fellow code-breaker (played by Keira Knightley).
Cumberbatch, as you might expect, bristles with brilliance in the role – (for the full review please click to read on Yahoo Movies)
Senior Editor, Film
December 7, 2014