Review of The Imitation Game (2014)

Moving picture, 114 minutes

Seen in 2024.

Alan Turing’s work at Bletchley Park.

This is primarily a drama, built on a set of pretty characters and their personal relationships. A lot of the real history is swept under the rug and replaced, both in the details and in the larger point that the Allies are portrayed as morally equivalent to the Axis. This is disappointing, but a kernel of truth is still in it. If you want a fictionalization that preserves a little more of the real story, try Cryptonomicon (1999).

moving picture fiction