The let down of this movie, for me, was its glossing over the Turing the inventor and his invention*. It lacked knowledge and substance. Instead of celebrating the life of a man who invented the first machine that can "think", the audience left the theatre feeling sad and sorry for him. Thank you very much Black Bear and Weinstein company for taking the life of a 20th century inventor and turning it into nothing but a sorrowful story. Now we all feel sorry for Alan Turing; he was chemically castrated to avoid prison and took his own life with cyanide at the age of 41 because he was a homosexual.
The movie benefits immensely from brilliant, talented cast.
|Benedict Cumberbatch, Alan Turing|
|Alex Lawther, Young Alan Turing|
|Keira Knightly: Joan Clark, Matthew Goode: Hugh Alexander, Allen Leech: John Cairncross,|