“So innately compelling is Turing's story - to say nothing of Benedict Cumberbatch's masterful performance - it's hard not to get caught up in this well-told tale and its skillful manipulations. ”~Scott Foundas, Variety
Aroview: Entertaining, though hardly accurate, biopic of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who here claims full credit for his work leading a team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
Benedict Cumberbatch presents just the right level of eccentric, and also his torment, in the tragic sub-plot detailing Turing's closeted homosexuality in oppresive times.
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2 stars (Good Try) Ah, biopics: composite characters, telescoped timelines, dramatic liberties. Cumberbatch is good, but the machinery you can hear grinding away in the background isn't the Enigma-cracker. I'd prefer to watch a documentary on this fascinating subject.~HiFi
2 stars (Good Try) The set designs/periodic props etc are quality. The casting is well done. The early parts of the film are the best before it seems to lose its way and ends up not doing justice to either Turing or the code breaking (watch the Bletchley Circle).~tubbs