mind coming out of the cinema having been presented with ponderous
questions on the meaning of life. But trying to figure out
who's cousin's dog's boyfriend ate the codebreaker's trousers
is not the dilemma I want to be left with after a movie.
there wasn't a dog in it but it wouldn't have made it much
more complicated. To be fair, Enigma is not a bad film at
all although the story of the cracking of the Enigma code
has already happened before the film starts.
instead revolved around a
beautiful blonde and a Polish massacre (the massacre bit was
coiling plot leaves you never quite knowing who the baddies
featured a spectacular collection of nerds based in the heart
of the codebreaking operation at Bletchley Park.
joined by wartorn codebreaking king Tom Jericho (Dougray Scott)
who's had a breakdown. Colleagues suspect however that his
head has been frazzled not by figures but by the dazzling
Claire (Saffron Burrows) who turns out to be not only a bit
of a floosie but also suspect in her wartime loyalty.
however, Tom finds solace in the ample arms of dependable
Hester (Kate Winslet). The whole thing, kinda, falls into
place by the end with Jericho's Scoobie Doo-style summing
up of the whole shebang on the shores of a Scottish lake,
like you do.
is certainly worth seeing for its evocative visual content
and I guarantee you'll have never seen a chase scene like
it when Tom and Hester try to lose the cops.