Enigma (2002)

The true story of a major breakthrough in intelligence technology created during World War II provides the backdrop for this blend of mystery, romance, and espionage, based on the novel by Robert Harris. Tom Jericho (Dougray Scott) is a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The well-crafted, twist-filled Enigma is a thinking person's spy thriller.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A complicated and intelligent British film with a curious roster of off-screen talent.

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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly

Jericho and Hester spend so much time on investigative idylls in the damp spring countryside that spy work starts to seem like a military garden party.

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Nick Rogers

Tom Stoppard's script, inspired by historical events, commands attention with daring, dizzying twists, betrayals and manipulations. An intelligent examination of the dangerous impulse to categorize the unpredictable or unthinkable.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Not enigmatically at all, it pleases and teases us -- in high style.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Apted and his crew pull out all the stops to craft a thriller out of material that looks better on paper than it does on film.

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Emanuel Levy

Steeped in the tense atmopshere of Wartime Britain, Michael Apted's semi-Hitchcockian drama centers on the mysteries of code breaking while at the same time relates a noirish tale of love, obsession and betrayal.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

It arrives with an impeccable pedigree, mongrel pep, and almost indecipherable plot complications.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

WWII drama has excellent performances; ok for 15+.

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Tries to wed a wartime spy thriller with a noir mystery involving a femme fatale, which doesn't fully work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Stuart Brooks
Decent retelling of the real life story of the cracking of the Enigma code
Gordon Anderson
Proficient but dull thriller let down by an unengaging lead.
Jens S.
The story of the breaking of Nazi codes during World War 2 is surely an interesting topic. Sadly, this movie does not entirely live up to that promise. The look… More
Mark Abell
All this viewer can say is that was one heck of a ride! This one has all the ingredients. A group of brilliant code breakers facing a deadline to crack… More
Candy Rose
Thriller about Britain's secret code breakers during World War II. Kate is great in this movie.
Curt C
An entertaining and engaging thriller which managed to keep me on the edge of my seat throughout. It's nice to watch a film that manages to keep a… More