The true story of Alan Turing, the mathematician who worked
tirelessly to break the German Enigma code during WWII.
The Imitation Game (2014)
Directed by Morten Tyldum
Written by Graham Moore
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech,
Based on the book by Andrew Hodges
Oscar Wins - Best Adapted Screenplay
Oscar Nominations - Best Picture, Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley),
Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design,
Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat)
Very few films have the power to move me, but The Imitation Game invoked emotion from me that I haven't felt from a movie in a long time. Benedict Cumberbatch gave the performance of his career with his portrayal of WWII codebreaker Alan Turing, whose accomplishments have been a complete secret up until 2013.
Cumberbatch played Turing with such raw humanity, making it one of the few performances of the year that actually felt real. I sincerely hope his performance gets recognized. I also felt that Keira Knightley and Mark Strong gave fantastic performances, forming a solid supporting cast.
I also was unbelievably moved by Alexandre Desplat's incredible score that was ultimately the clincher that brought tears to my eyes. Overall, I think The Imitation Game is one of, if not the, best films of the year and will definitely resonate with any audience.