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Charles Dance
'Imitation Game' gripping and remarkable

While their careers include fine performances, Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are so ambitious, so subtle and so intelligent as the protagonists of "The Imitation Game" that their earlier work feels light. A dramatized biography of Alan Turing, a World War II code-breaker for England, the film offers them roles that require them to move through multiple motifs of bravery and cowardice. It's a remarkable English-language directorial debut for Norway's Morten Tyldum, who gave us the supercool thriller "Headhunters." Here he combines adventure and life story, gracefully tackling theme after theme. Screenwriter Graham Moore's extraordinary script...

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