90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A riveting and surprisingly romantic ride.
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88

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Uses the compelling true story of the triumph of the Enigma code-breakers as background for an invented but believable story of love, betrayal and heroism.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The film manages to crack all its codes, and even when it sags a bit, it's never lacking grace and some wit. Not enigmatically at all, it pleases and teases us -- in high style.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A smart, old-fashioned spy thriller in which the weapon of choice is brainpower.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Think of Enigma as a cerebral thriller about the horror of war and the hope that people had in spite of it.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
With its combination of intrigue, romance, and adventure set against a World War II backdrop, the movie has an undeniable appeal. Flaws aside, Enigma is engaging and ambitious.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What I like about the movie is its combination of suspense and intelligence. If it does not quite explain exactly how decryption works (how could it?), it at least gives us a good idea of how decrypters work, and we understand how crucial Bletchley was -- so crucial its existence was kept a secret for 30 years.
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63

Boston Globe

Snoozy, plodding film that never captures the inherent suspense of its subject.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Best of all, though, is Northam, whose sable hair and polished poise put one in mind of the young Cary Grant. In this no-sweat performance, he's an actor who conveys how restorative it is to think.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A turgid muddle of romance, espionage, and geek valor, despite intimations that it might have turned into ''A Reasonably Dapper-Looking Mind.''
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64 out of 100
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