Codebreaker

2011

Action / Biography / Documentary / Drama

91
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 7 10 863

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Cast

Paul McGann as Himself - Narrator
Ed Stoppard as Alan Turing
Henry Goodman as Franz Greenbaum
Steve Wozniak as Himself - Co-Founder, Apple
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692.58 MB
1280*720
English
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1hr 2 min
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English
Not Rated
25.000 fps
1hr 2 min
P/S 2 / 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by digitalican 3 / 10

fascinating and heartbreaking bio of a genius

I knew I was in trouble when this documentary pointed out that Alan Turing had borrowed "The Game of Logic," "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" from the library at the same time, but failed to point out that all three books were written by the same author, Lewis Carroll. That Carroll was both mathematician, observer, and writer of fiction would seem to be key to who Turing was, but was either unknown to or neglected by the filmmakers.

The documentary continues along the same lines, superficially describing who Alan Turing was and what his contributions were without "connecting the dots" between his observational skills and his intellectual skills. It shows, at best, a Wikipedia-level knowledge of who he was. Even the title "Codebreaker" is misleading. Turing's contributions at Bletchley Park are barely dealt with and not in any way informatively dealt with. One could make the case, I suppose, that the title is a play on words, referring Turing's breaking of the gentleman's code of conduct, but that's not stated in the film.

I felt like this was pretty much of a loss of an hour or so of my time.

Reviewed by digitalican 3 / 10

A very superficial, uninformative and uninformed biography

I knew I was in trouble when this documentary pointed out that Alan Turing had borrowed "The Game of Logic," "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" from the library at the same time, but failed to point out that all three books were written by the same author, Lewis Carroll. That Carroll was both mathematician, observer, and writer of fiction would seem to be key to who Turing was, but was either unknown to or neglected by the filmmakers.

The documentary continues along the same lines, superficially describing who Alan Turing was and what his contributions were without "connecting the dots" between his observational skills and his intellectual skills. It shows, at best, a Wikipedia-level knowledge of who he was. Even the title "Codebreaker" is misleading. Turing's contributions at Bletchley Park are barely dealt with and not in any way informatively dealt with. One could make the case, I suppose, that the title is a play on words, referring Turing's breaking of the gentleman's code of conduct, but that's not stated in the film.

I felt like this was pretty much of a loss of an hour or so of my time.

Reviewed by trans_mauro 1 / 10

Light on science...

heavy on social indoctrination....

The main reason I tried to watch this film was to learn about Turing's professional accomplishments. Instead, I had to endure for more than 70% of the running time the victimization of Turing.

The guy was a homosexual, and because of it, it seems, it has reached sainthood...

The more interesting questions were never answered: Why was he a genius? How did he decode the enigma machine? Why is he so important for computers and computer sciences?

Did learn anything from it? No, I was only reminded many, many times that Turing was gay...

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