Director: Morten Tyldum. Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong. 114 min. Rated PG-13. UK/USA. Biography/Thriller.
Alan Turing, the mathematician assigned by the British to decode the impossible-to-decode Nazi "Enigma Machine" during WWII. The quandary is obvious from the onset: what if they do break the code? How could they use the data, but prevent the Nazis from knowing they've decoded it? Huge moral dilemmas on how to handle a war. Along with some too-modern-for-its-time discussions about Turing's struggle with his 'illegal' homosexuality, this film is both baffling and depressing, as the movie-end subtitles about his last days, the lives he saved, and the universally-known machine he created will make you wonder why he's remained obscure.