Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine – Alan Turing
So first, I want to first apologize to my non-existing readers because the review of ‘The Imitation Game’ took so long. The truth is that I just couldn’t figure out what to write. And well if you haven’t heard about this movie till now, please go and live in Adamstown.
Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing who teams up with government code breakers to break Enigma, the greatest encryption device in history. The movie also focuses on Turing hiding his sexual orientation because being a homosexual was considered a crime back then and also on his relationship with the other codebreakers played by Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard.
Well, Benedict Cumberbatch is phenomenal !! His performance is so brilliant that I have just googled ‘other words for awesome’ because I do not have enough words to praise his performance. It is one of the best in cinematic history, according to me because Benedict just puked out Sherlock and got high on Turing ( worst example ever.) Benedict owns it . I confess that I am one of the biggest Sherlock fans ( I have an embarrassing photo with Mark Gatiss at Comic-Con ), but Benedict is much brilliant as Alan than he will ever be playing Sherlock. And also, Keira Knightley!!! Like she was always a good actress but she just proves her acting prowess is not just good, it is brilliant. The supporting actors, especially Matthew Beard are awesome.
The direction is stupendous. Morten Tyldum doesn’t miss out on one detail. It is a treat to watch such movies from which you can’t just take your eyes off. Morten Tyldum has got a Thomas Alfredson feel in his direction which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The cinematography is very good. The script is just awesome and Graham Moore rightfully won the Oscar.
The score of Alexandre Desplat is prodigious. He keeps on proving again and again why he is one of my favourite composers. The score proved out to be the cherry on top in regards to the movie. It is very moving and it as an unbelievable fact that Desplat composed and record it within 2 and a half weeks.
This movie succeeds on both levels: as a drama and as a thriller. There is not a scene in which you lose your concentration. While watching the movie, I was even interested in the scenes of Turing’s childhood which came in the middle of the intriguing WWII stuff because you trust this movie. You know even these scenes lead to something.
Rarely, a movie makes me cry. But this year, I had two of them: Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game. In the climax, I was sobbing continuously like I did after watching Schindler’s List.
The movie is the most fitting tribute to the single greatest man in the victory of allies and it is a must-watch for every individual. I assure, you will be deeply touched by the movie.
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