“Pay close attention. I will not pause. I will not repeat myself...” intones Turing (Cumberbatch) very early on in the movie. And so, indeed without pause or preamble, steadily unspools the tale of one of the most brilliant minds of modern times.
This has been the week of bio-pics at the movies. There is The Theory of Everything based on the life of physicist Stephen Hawking and The Imitation Game which tells the story of Alan Turing, considered the father of computer science
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are brilliant, outshine the film's script
With 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.