The Imitation Game was one of those films that you knew was going to be good with the actors involved, but you never really know how good until you watch it. Also it’s based on a true story, and I’m such a sucker for those! So other than knowing it’s based on a true story, that it was about the breaking of the Enigma Machine, and the actors involved, I didn’t really know anything else, which is always a good place to be in, as often knowing as little as possible has its benefits I feel.
Well, low and behold, it was damn good! The acting was on point from every angle, and Benedict Cumberbatch was just on fire, with I’m sure an Academy Award nomination coming his way. The writing was mighty fine, and with the constant jump between different time periods never felt too much or too confusing, which also has a lot to do with the quality of the directing, which was also on form. So as far as a piece of cinema, this was right up there with many other great bio-pics.
What really got me though was the fact it was a true story, and without spoiling what happens…well…it’s kind of hard to say anything else without spoiling it…but suffice to say it brought about sad, angry, and happy thoughts when the end titles started, which explained what happened in the later years once the main story had finished. If you’re looking for a great nights viewing, have a hankering for some war time fair, or just want to see an amazing performance, then check this film out!
9 out of 10 from me!!!