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Published On: Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

‘The Imitation Game’ Review: Benedict Cumberbatch shines in amazing film

The Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch, raised his game even further with his amazing performance in the Alan Turing biopic, The Imitation Game.

During the height of Nazi expansion, Britain develops the MI6 program and recruits a team of code breakers to “decode” Germany’s Enigma machine. Turing (Cumberbatch) is a mathmetician who struggles with human interaction and brainstorms a machine to counter the Nazis.

benedict-cumberbenedict cumberbatch-stars imitation-gameKeira Knightley co-stars as a brilliant female puzzle expert who helps Turing adapt and reach out to his team of experts as soldiers are dying daily.

The backstory of Turing’s homosexuality never overshadows this incredibly interesting plot. Cumberbatch is remarkable as the quirky genius with emotional breakdowns reminiscent of Dustin Hoffman’s performance in Rainman.

Knightley is adequate opposite the star of The Fifth Estate with strong performances by Mark Strong (the MI6 operative) and Matthew Goode as a smug cohart with a brash arrogance and sex appeal.

The Imitation Game is Oscar worthy as a Best Picture, Best Direction (Morten Tyldem) and of course, Cumberbatch’s performance. The story is tight and will easily be worthy of repeat viewings.

An education on the abuse of cruelty towards homosexuals adds a greater layer of drama worthy of a legacy amongst the “Best Films of All Time Lists”

The Imitation Gate earns 5 out of 5 stars!

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