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The Imitation Game | Morten Tyldum

November 21, 2014

Ostensibly a biopic about pioneering mathematician Alan Turing, The Imitation Game’s opening credits play out under a recording of King George VI’s 1939 radio broadcast declaring war on Germany. If you’ll recall, that’s the speech from Tom Hooper’s 2012 Best Picture-winning The King’s Speech, the use of which offers an indication of writer/director Morten Tyldum’s safe, awards-friendly intentions. The Imitation Game is handsome, dignified, simple, and terribly bland.…

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