The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kenner, Charles Dance and Mark Strong. The cast gave superb performances, especially Cumberbatch. Who brought an emotional heft and witty charm to his fictional counterpart. Giving a multi-layered portrayal to an already enigmatic figure.
Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Imitation Game is a riveting, ambitious example of classic filmmaking at its finest. The film has the rare quality of being not only as smart as its brilliant hero, but in the same way. It is cocksure, impatient, complex, exciting and instinctively perceptive. It is the movie of the year. But Tyldum and Moore triumph by taking it further. Lacing their scathing wit with an aching sadness, they define the human irony of the past decade.
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