Starring a host of some the most prestigious younger crowd of British actors, at the very least this movie was going to be entertaining, if not by the numbers biopic. Based on a true story The Imitation Game follows Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) an English mathematician and logician, who goes on to help crack the Enigma code during World War II. What grants the film it’s gripping nature is that we know how the story ends. We know that Alan Turing was prosecuted for being gay, we know he was given the choice between chemical castration or jail time and that he picked the former, we know that he would later go on to commit suicide. We also know that someone who should have been considered a hero for decades was only legally and posthumously pardoned in 2013. That’s a crime within itself. Knowing the depth of his tragedy allows for the eye of retrospect when watching this film .