Movie Review : The Imitation Game


The Imitation Game 

IMDB Synopsis:

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.



My Review

4 of 5 Stars

I went into this movie primarily because of my fascination with all World War II history.  I hadn’t known much about Alan Turing before the movie and I’m still not sure how accurate it was to reality but enjoyed it very much.  One element that I noticed very near the beginning is that Alan Turing (at least in this movie) must have been somewhere on the higher functioning end of the autism spectrum (as I understand it).  Quite a lot of focus of the movie was spent on how even though Alan’s intelligence was immense his social skills were incredibly lacking.  My heart broke for him on numerous occasions because it was obvious he didn’t understand.  Through the movie I also learned a lot about the legality of homosexuality in Britain in this time frame.  It still floors me that a man that did so much for his country was treated so incredibly poorly – that anyone was treated in such manner.  I think this film was able to raise quite a few questions and discussion points about a variety of topics from autism, social pressures, bullying, LGBT issues in government, the equal rights of women, and more.  The number of important topics brought up is numerous but they were all dealt with very well in my opinion.  If any of these are topics you are interested in I highly recommend the movie.


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