#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
Plot: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
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Well crafted but mostly fictitious film about Turings involvement at Bletchley Park
This is well-made and well-acted film, with an important message. However, the danger with films like this is that the masses think they are getting a history lesson, but in this case they are most definitely not.
The film takes enormous creative liberties all the way through, by adding conflicts where there none; by portraying Turing as if he were autistic when he was not; and by inserting a number of fictions about Turing’s character and achievements.
Perhaps the most glaring fictionalised part of the movie, which will no doubt upset many historians as well as the descendents of those actually involved at Bletchley, is the lie that Turing singelhandledly invented and built the machine that could break Enigma’s code. The machine was actually invented by Polish crytanalysts before Turing even started working at Bletchley! Turing’s involvement came later, when he helped mathematician Gordon Welchman (who is not even mentioned in the movie) designed a newer model that looked for likely letter combinations.
I also want to mention that the conflict between Turing and Denniston (played by Charles Dance) is completely fictional, and Denniston’s family have taken issue with the film’s negative portrayal of him. Denniston picked out Turing based on his work at Cambridge, and Turing never went to Winston Churchill to complain, and Denniston never tried to fire him!
Contrary to what the film depicts, Turing was an approachable person with a keen sense of humour, and was well liked at Bletchley. There are many more inaccuracies, such as his lack of knowledge of German, his dislike of sandwiches and the scenes about his compulsions regarding carrots and peas. All of this is fiction. I could go on… but I’ve pointed out the main issues I wanted to raise.
So once again, as with so many bio-pics (recent examples being Churchill and Dunkirk) an opportunity is missed and we are presented with a mixture of fact and fiction – fiction that goes well beyond what we generally call artistic licence, to the point that people living today connected to those war-time efforts are deeply offended.
More pic than bio
I hesitated a long time before watching this film, because I feared disappointment. My fears were realised. Crucial parts of the story are grossly distorted. In particular, the depiction of Turing’s colleagues and of his boss, Alastair Denniston, unacceptably, and unnecessarily, traduced them, and Turing himself. Denniston had been a schoolmaster before he became a code-breaker, and understood his people. When recruiting for the forthcoming war, he realised that mathematicians were going to be needed as well as linguists. And there is no evidence whatsoever that Turing’s colleagues regarded him with anything other than affection and respect, as evidenced by his nickname of ‘the Prof’. As to the 1951 episode, Turing told the police himself that he had been with a young man at the time of the burglary. The truth is dramatic enough, and I cannot understand why the film lacked the confidence to stick closer to the facts. In the end I could not stand it any longer and switched off. I prefer my biopics to stick closer to the bio.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Director Morten Tyldum
Writer Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges (book)
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear
Country UK, USA
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 162 nominations.
Production Company Black Bear Pictures, Bristol Automotive
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate), i-Dailies, London, UK (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema