The Imitation Game, a movie review

A movie review written by: Lee Sonogan

1hr54mins(2014) Biography, drama, thriller

Alan Turing: Are you paying attention? Good. If you’re not listening carefully you will miss things. Important things. I will not pause, I will not repeat myself, and you will not interrupt me. If you think that because you’re sitting where you are and I am sitting where I am that you are in control of what is about to happen, you ‘re mistaken. I am in control, because I know things that you do not know. 

The movie that made me a fan of the actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Based in World War II, Benedict portrayed the famous English mathematical genius Alan Turning creating many awesome performances. While the math may turn some people away, this is an interesting take on history while also having psychological thriller elements to a somewhat pure drama story.

The Imitation Game can capture your attention by being compelling from start to end. No scenes are wasted and everyone with a big role in the movie was on top of there game. Without any special effects or predictable plot choices, visually this story tells a subjective and literal metaphor of the creation of The Turing Test.

Apparently, this film is not one hundred percent accurate though it’s an interesting origin story of how technology in computer became to be. Regardless of how some reviewers of this movie commented on the distortion of historical facts, this movie makes you think, feel and see why there are so many good things about it.


Alan Turing: Of course machines can’t think as people do. A machine is different from a person. Hence, they think differently. The interesting question is, just because something, uh… thinks differently from you, does that mean it’s not thinking? Well, we allow for humans to have such divergences from one another. You like strawberries, I hate ice-skating, you cry at sad films, I am allergic to pollen. What is the point of… different tastes, different… preferences, if not, to say that our brains work differently, that we think differently? And if we can say that about one another, then why can’t we say the same thing for brains… built of copper and wire, steel?

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