The Review: Benedict Cumberbatch is brilliant and mesmerising as Alan Turing, the maths genius who saves millions of lives in WWII with his codebreaking before being forced to undergo chemical castration because of his sexuality. The film is very well shot and acted superbly throughout, ‘Oscar’ running through it like a stick of rock.
My one reservation is that some parts, to me, came across as a little clinical, leaving me inexplicably cold. I can only put this down to the fact that his homosexuality is not delved into enough. Having said that, the moments it is hinted at are quietly devastating.
The Verdict: A (code) cracking performance by Mr Cumberbatch.