The Imitation Game

Lists: Film Quest 2015 - The Challenge Part II, Drama, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019, Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture of 2014, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant 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."

Overall Ranking: 517 (Rank from 2014: # 20)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 55.56%
Regular 44.44%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Tom Barnes100
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10192(full review)Rewatch: 9
Minnesota Man90 - While maybe not an edge-of-your-seat thriller, it is absolutely one that will command you to lean forward and look harder at whats underneath it all
(full review)
Carrie B90
Sober Film Critic James Brown88 - The Imitation Game is a history lesson all should see.
(full review)
David Baruffi88(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest88Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 5
Stewart Hoffman88(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik85
Sean Kelly80(full review)
Ben Lane80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch80 - The tension of the moment is cut only by the film's inisistence on being both a biopic and a World War II era period piece. In truth, had it stuck to one, it probably would've gone a lot further.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 5
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread76(full review)Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 7
Dave Examines Movies76(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
ClairestBearest Reviews70(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin70(full review)

People Involved

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing)
  • Keira Knightley (Joan Clarke)
  • Mark Strong (Stewart Menzies)
  • Rory Kinnear (Nock)
  • Charles Dance (Commander Denniston)
  • Allen Leech (John Cairncross)
  • Matthew Beard (Peter Hilton)
  • Matthew Goode (Hugh Alexander)
  • Tuppence Middleton (Helen)
  • Steven Waddington (Supt Smith)
  • Hayley Joanne Bacon (Woman in Crowd)
  • Tom Goodman-Hill (Sergeant Staehl)
  • Hannah Flynn (Wren)
  • Matthew Beard (Peter Hilton)
  • Ancuta Breaban (Wren)
  • James Northcote (Jack Good)
  • Victoria Wicks (Joans Mother)
  • Bartosz Wandrykow (Crossword Enthusiast)
  • Alex Lawther (Young Turing)
  • Leigh Dent (Passerby)
  • Grace Calder (Assistant Wren)
  • Lese Asquith-Coe (MI-6 Agent)
  • William Bowden (Military Policeman)
  • Jack Bannon (Christopher Morcom)
  • Luke Hope (MI-6 Agent)
  • Alexander Cooper (Bletchley Park Agent)
  • Joseph Oliveira (Mai-6 Agent)
  • Joseph Oliveira (MI-6 Agent)
  • Guna Gultniece (Passerby)
  • Lauren Beacham (RAF Wren)
  • Nicola-Jayne Wells (First Aid Nurse)
  • Esther Eden (WW2 Wren)
  • Jack Tarlton (Charles Richards)
  • Alex Corbet Burcher (Dancer)
  • Stuart Matthews (Bleiches Park Operative)
  • Stuart Matthews (Bletchley Park Operative)
  • Sam Exley (Military Policeman)
  • Lisa Colquhoun (Joan Clarkes Friend)
  • David G. Robinson (Police Sergeant White)
  • Charlie Manton (Bully)
  • David Charkham (Joans Father)
  • Ilan Goodman (Keith Furman)
  • Peter Brown (Navy Captain)
  • Denis Koroshko (Civilian)
  • Richard Campbell (Crosswordman in Pub)
  • Ben Farrow (Military Policeman)
  • Laurence Kennedy (Headmaster)
  • John Redmann (Young Officer)
  • Josh Wichard (German Pilot)
  • Ingrid Benussi (Dancer)
  • Adam Nowell (Technician)
  • Mike Firth (Crossword Enthusiast)
  • Daniel Chapple (MI-6 Agent)
  • Oscar Hatton (Evacuee)
  • Nicolas Blatt (Ministers Man)
  • Samantha Moran (Wren)
  • James G. Nunn (Bully)
  • Jack Brash (Evacuee)
  • Benjamin Hardie (Paperboy)
  • Harry Leonard Parkinson (Evacuee)
  • Amber-Rose May (Joan Clarkes Friend)
  • Dominik Charman (Bully)
  • James Gard (School Boy)
  • Vincent Idearson (MI-6 Agent)
  • Alice Tapfield (Wren)
  • Kirsty Whalley (Director)
  • Morten Tyldum (Director)
  • Peter Wignall (Director)