Excerpt: The Imitation Game was respectable, almost inoffensive, and well-made. However, it’s a curious thing that for a film about someone who suffered emotionally and physically as a result of his homosexuality, Turing’s private life was frankly irrelevant to The Imitation Game.
Excerpt: Cumberbath carries his intelligence with him from role to role, like Jennifer Lawrence’s likability or Tommy Lee Jones’ gruffness, and it allows each character to start with a set of expectations, and work forward from there. In the case of ‘The Imitation Game,’ that specific quality helps elevate what could’ve been a rote boilerplate biopic into a film with the spark of a live wire.
Excerpt: La película funciona como thriller de espionaje en tiempos de guerra y también como retrato biográfico de una personalidad atormentada y brillante, una estupenda labor protagónica de Benedict Cumberbatch.
Excerpt: La película tiene una dirección muy elegante, y narrativamente es muy clara, explicándote muy bien cómo son todas las situaciones y personajes. Además tiene un gran reparto, donde destacan un impresionante Benedict Cumberbatch, y una muy simpática Keira Knightley.
Excerpt: ‘The Imitation Game’ is the fascinating story of Alan Turing (played by an indelible Benedict Cumberbatch) and his contributions to a top secret military project that turned the tides in WWII.
Excerpt: Just as Alan Turing’s machine was ingeniously constructed specifically to crack German code, The Imitation Game is merely a mechanism assembled out of spare parts, designed to crack the Oscar code.
Excerpt: Modern computing would be nowhere without the great mathematician Alan Turing, but his once-classified World War II achievement helped turn the tide of World War II and makes for a fitting, if sometimes disappointing adaptation of his life.
Excerpt: “Ah hah!” Turing exclaims during a barroom exchange, comically ruining Hugh’s pickup attempt. He’s finally got it! What if the machine didn’t have to try to decode everything, but instead based its analyses across the common words that end every transmission (“Heil Hitler!”). Brilliant! But as someone who once did a cryptogram in a local newspaper, I’m sitting there thinking, isn’t that the first damn thing you’d look for?
Excerpt: Esses facilitismos destroem tudo o que o filme pudesse fazer de bom e mesmo com um elenco de sonho, não consegue cativar quem está na plateia pelo desafio mental e se quer sentir envolvido no processo.
Excerpt: The Imitation Game is one of those miracle films that could have gone wrong in a dozen different ways. Yet with good writing, and a brilliantly layered performance by Benedict Cumberbatch who gives the year’s best performance, the movie finds its heart as well as its historical urgency.
Excerpt: The Imitation Game is not flawless – the film’s pace feels rushed and Cumberbatch is surrounded mainly by thinly drawn characters – but it is a very solid film, led by great performances and witty writing, uncovering and detailing a very important – yet lesser-known – part of World War II history.
Excerpt: Genius mathematician Alan Turning finally takes center stage as the father of the modern computer, an unsung British hero of World War II, and as a victim of Britain’s draconian punishment of gays in this well-rounded biopic about the man who broke the Nazi’s cryptographic code machine — the “Enigma.”