The Imitation Game – Reviews

Variety – Scott Foundas – 30 August 2014
…so innately compelling is Turing’s story — to say nothing of Benedict Cumberbatch’s masterful performance — it’s hard not to get caught up in this well-told tale and its skillful manipulations.

The Hollywood Reporter – Scott Feinberg – 30 August 2014
If Cumberbatch doesn’t end up with a best actor Oscar nomination, I will be very surprised.

The Hollywood Reporter – Todd McCarthy – 30 August 2014
But dominating it all is Cumberbatch, whose charisma, tellingly modulated and naturalistic array of eccentricities, Sherlockian talent at indicating a mind never at rest and knack for simultaneously portraying physical oddness and attractiveness combine to create an entirely credible portrait of genius at work

Hollywood Elsewhere – Jeffrey Wells – 30 August 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch‘s wholly lived-in, subtly fascinating performance as Turing — a knockout turn that will almost certainly land him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Awards Daily – Sasha Stone – 30 August 2014
But it is Cumberbatch’s show, despite the strong supporting cast. You can’t take your eyes off him. It will be counted as one of the best performances of the year.

Deadline – Pete Hammond – 30 August 2014
…this one just has Academy Award
nominations written all over it….
and certainly the stunning lead actor performance of new Emmy winner Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing