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One of best opening scene
Are you paying attention? Good. If you are not listening carefully, you will miss things. Important things. I will not pause, I will not repeat myself, and you will not interrupt me. You think that because you're sitting where you are, and I am sitting where I am, that you are in control of what is about to happen. You're mistaken. I am in control, because I know things that you do not know.

[pause]

What I will need from you now is a commitment. You will listen closely, and you will not judge me until I am finished. If you cannot commit to this, then please leave the room. But if you choose to stay, remember you chose to be here. What happens from this moment forward is not my responsibility. It's yours. Pay attention.
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Subtly moving.
A movie based on an unsung hero and the injustice committed against him, The Imitation Game was a movie long overdue in the honor of the late Alan Turing. It has all the makings of a decent biopic. a stellar cast, wonderful production values, Oscar timing, etc.

Benedict Cumberbatch gives the performance of his lifetime. His best one, on par with Sherlock, and even better if you ask me. Rightfully nominated for The Academy Awards, he brings subtlety and enigmatic feel to every move just like the man the role is based upon. He is ably supported by Kiera Knightley, the British beauty who was also nominated for the coveted Gold. Matthew Goode is another revelation.

In spite of the wonderful acting chops and budget, the film's in-your-face screenplay sort of diminishes the impact it could've made with a more ambiguous approach. The movie trades historical accuracy for entertainment quotient, a perfectly sound decision depending on the way to see it. But in my opinion, the movie which is a self-proclaimed biopic, should be more accurate to the real events. For example, the real Alan Turing was never blackmailed by his teammate in lieu of his sexual orientation, nor did Turing trade the country's security in turn for his life. This is a pure insult to the genius of the man. Nevertheless, the movie keeps you engrossed with ample emotional investment that you diss the government for the end they gave to the pioneer of Computers.

If nothing else, Benedict Cumberbatch's moving performance is worth your time. Go watch it.

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