Enigma (2002)

An old-fashioned spy thriller in the vein of 1940s espionage movies and based on an international best-selling novel, Enigma stars Dougray Scott as Tom Jericho, a young mathematics expert who was a central force in the decoding of a Nazi… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 19, 2002
DVD 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 Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

WWII drama has excellent performances; ok for 15+.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

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

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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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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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

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

Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

The combined talents of Apted, Stoppard and the stellar cast make Enigma a puzzle worth solving.

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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Flixster Audience Score: 54% 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