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Saturday, 21 February 2015


Saturday, February 21, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , , No comments

I never really like a movie which is solely based on a person's biography, that is because I always think of it as less interesting comparing to other movie. The Imitation Game proves me wrong with their excellent actors and also superb storyline. 

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.


Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing really takes you on an emotional roller coaster. He is assisted by Keira Knightley, who plays Joan Clarke, the love of his life. Both of them showed so much on screen chemistry and such convincing acting in their roles that we forgotten that this is actually a movie. Benedict Cumberbatch nail his role as a cryptography genius and also a weirdo almost so convincingly that I somewhat think that Alan Turing was him or his ancestors. 


The ending was badly rushed. That is because I guess most of the movie focuses on the earlier part of Alan Turing's life. Other than that, it might have left a big gap also in the middle of the movie as they fast forward how he got the answer to crack the enigma. 


Give this show a go if you like those thriller type of movie and also emotional roller coaster. Certain part of the movie, I could feel the weight that they hold and also the emotions that they are trying to invoke and I must said that it did perfectly well to deliver those emotions.

TL;DR: Crack the code, WIN the war. 


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