The Imitation Game

The true enigma was the man who cracked the code


The Imitation Game
One of the front runners in this year's Oscars, this film already has a host of noms (including Best Film, Actor, Supporting Actress and Script, amongst others, for Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA) and wins on film festivals. During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality. They were not aware of his past during the war, when he lead a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers to cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. His breakthroughs eventually led to our modern computers.

113 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Prejudice).
Biographical, Drama, Gay interest, War, On the art circuit.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance
Director
Morten Tyldum
ScreenplayGraham Moore, from the book by Andrew Hodges
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyOscar Faura
EditingWilliam Goldenberg
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byBlack Bear Pictures, Bristol Automotive

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageLow impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild impact, infrequent
PrejudiceLow impact, infrequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking
Runtime114
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
1
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconIt's an undeniable pleasure to dig into a crackling spy thriller dished out by experts.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhen I first saw the film several months ago, I proclaimed it to be the best picture of 2014. Having just re-watched it after seeing the rest of the contenders, I stand by my assessment.
16
Metacritic.com
49 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
226 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWith an outstanding starring performance from Benedict Cumberbatch illuminating its fact-based story, The Imitation Game serves as an eminently well-made entry in the ''prestige biopic'' genre.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconStrong performances buoy teen-friendly historical drama.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
412 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
82805 users
17
Internet
68112 Netizens quote iconThe Turing Test
16

Average .. 81%

16




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