By Hallie Lauer
Knoch High School
“The Imitation Game,” a 2014 movie directed by Morten Tyldum, was nominated for seven Oscars, and for good reason. With an all-star cast of Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, the movie was a dead ringer for a success.
Cumberbatch did a wonderful job portraying the awkward introvert Alan Turing, a brilliant professor at Cambridge University with a deep secret.
Turing along with five other crossword enthusiasts, attempt to break the unbreakable German encryption code called Enigma. The team is faced with many challenges, including Turing’s hidden secret.
Turing confides in a member of his team about his homosexuality, and the project is almost brought to a halt.
While the movie tended to be a bit long at an hour and 54 minutes, there are no unanswered questions at the end of the movie. The information to answer all these questions is given out piece by piece throughout the movie, in a sort of code of its own, until the viewer knows the whole story.
The movie’s attention grabbing beginning, and heartbreaking ending, all come together to make a five star rated movie.