'The Imitation Game': Benedict Cumberbatch's performance is more interesting than the movie (+video)

November 28, 2014 6:11 PM

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'Imitation' mutes World War II anxieties and Alan Turing's personal story, but director Morten Tyldum has the good sense to let Cumberbatch loose.

Benedict Cumberbatch is preternaturally good at playing supercilious geniuses, first Sherlock Holmes and now, in “The Imitation Game,” Alan Turing, the English cryptanalyst who helped the Allies win World War II by cracking the German Enigma code. His performance – wary, brittle, yet deeply felt – i...

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