Telluride kicked off with Jean-Marc Vallee’s Reese Witherspoon vehicle, Wild, premiering to muted enthusiasm. Next in line was the Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted Alan Turing biopic, The Imitation Game. Below are some hot-off-the-keyboard tweet reactions. Mostly raves for Morton Tyldum’s period drama. Suffice it to say, we should make room for Cumberbatch in our Best Actor lineups:
Imitation Game is utterly brilliant. Benedict Cumberbatch number one with a bullet. Might win.
— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) August 30, 2014
The Imitation Game – Oh my! Marvelous!! Watching Cumberbatch as Turing is enchanting, he's remarkable. Wow what a film, bravo. #telluride
— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) August 30, 2014
Imitation Game; classically told British suspense drama. Fairly conventional, and occasionally flawed but absorbs in its winning last act.
— ThePlaylist (@ThePlaylist) August 30, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch is superb but Imitation Game is ultimately disappointing. Ending is problematic. Review later 2night. #Telluride
— gregoryellwood (@HitFixGregory) August 30, 2014
THE IMITATION GAME: Solid drama, great work by Cumberbatch & an unflinching cold honesty that shames pretty nonsense like A BEAUTIFUL MIND.
— James Rocchi (@jamesrocchi) August 30, 2014
Must be brief for now but THE IMITATION GAME is very very well done and Cumberbatch and perhaps Knightley are both well-positioned for noms.
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) August 30, 2014
"The Imitation Game" is a powerhouse in every sense of the word. Cumberbatch displays a grand range of acting. Wow! #Telluride
— Tomris Laffly (@TomiLaffly) August 30, 2014