The Imitation Game(PG-13)
Length:- 1 hr. 53 min.
We saw a great movie based on mathematician "A Beautiful Mind" a decade back. It was a masterpiece by Ron Howard. I personally was expecting some kind of a similar experience in "The Imitation Game" but this doesn't work that well. We have a talent actor who played "Sherlock Holmes" in a really fascinating TV series. Yet he is also unable to deliver some mind-blowing stuff. His performance is good enough but the movie doesn't turn out be larger than life. It does the ambience and the required ingredients but sometimes the ingredients are enough make a delicious dish. We have really great setup as far as the environment of World War 2 is concerned.
Movies based on geniuses should be interesting because they are so different from the entire world. The film is not so bad but it's predictable and lacks the charm an extraordinary movies has. Whatever we see here is just a generic work of the cinema. We never see any special effects like we saw in "A Beautiful Mind". In my opinion there should have been some scenes which shows the world from Alan Turing perspective. This could have added some charm to the movie which doesn't have. As far as the performances of the actors are concerned; both Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley does a good job. Benedict have played a homosexual character in way which looks very realistic.
The movie also faces limitations of the story. In my opinion you may feel that it the plot which is not allowing the movie to do some experimentation. Also, the budget of the movie is not properly utilized. I mean we have some good sets yet there are no special effects. I think every movie based on geniuses should have some mandatory special effects. Otherwise, it looks like we are watching an extraordinary man's life in an ordinary fashion. Overall, I found the movie just ok but not up to the mark.
Verdict:- Not that great
Ratings:- 3 / 5 Stars
The Imitation Game Movie Official Trailer