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Enigma Reviews

November 4, 2002
A complicated and intelligent British film with a curious roster of off-screen talent.
Read More | Original Score: B
July 20, 2002
Not enigmatically at all, it pleases and teases us -- in high style.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 6, 2002
It arrives with an impeccable pedigree, mongrel pep, and almost indecipherable plot complications.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2002
The combined talents of Apted, Stoppard and the stellar cast make Enigma a puzzle worth solving.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2002
Enigma is anything but enigmatic about affairs of the heart, and is well worth seeing for its elective affinities alone.
May 24, 2002
At its frequent best, Enigma slyly evokes the spirit of classic Alfred Hitchcock thrillers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2002
For most of it's 117 minutes, Enigma delivers a powerful story from World War II that's based on real events.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2002
Pay attention, guess where it's going, and find yourself surprised.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2002
Apted and Stoppard have bitten off too much as they attempt to juggle an espionage plot and parallel past/present romances.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 17, 2002
It merely plods, occasionally bogging down in explanations and never generating much excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 17, 2002
Complex, sinuously plotted and, somehow, off-puttingly cold.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 17, 2002
If the movie's plot is a rare combination of impenetrable and inconsequential, it has been laid out compellingly by director Michael Apted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 17, 2002
Ultimately, clarity matters, both in breaking codes and making movies. Enigma lacks it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2002
With an unorthodox, at least by Hollywood standards, heroine (brains trump beauty!) and an adventure with the highest stakes imaginable (math prodigy saves the free world!), the oddball allure of Enigma is no mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 3, 2002
Dense, in some cases as encrypted as the cipher that is its subject, it's nevertheless worth the careful scrutiny it demands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 3, 2002
The smart, elegant Enigma won't win any prizes for snappiness or simplicity -- but it's a pleasure to see a film that aspires to something else.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
How did a movie with so many gifted people in front of and behind the camera wind up being such a drag?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 26, 2002
A turgid muddle of romance, espionage, and geek valor.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 22, 2002
Enigma is well-made, but it's just too dry and too placid.
April 21, 2002
Flaws aside, Enigma is engaging and ambitious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
Even with all its botches, Enigma offers all the pleasure of a handsome and well-made entertainment.
April 19, 2002
It is Scott's acting -- and that of the lustrous Kate Winslet -- that almost makes sense of a hare-brained movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 19, 2002
What I like about the movie is its combination of suspense and intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
Unlike so many recent films set during WWII, it makes history exciting without dumbly distorting or misrepresenting it.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 18, 2002
The mystery of Enigma is how a rich historical subject, combined with so much first-rate talent ... could have yielded such a flat, plodding picture.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 18, 2002
A clever blend of fact and fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
April 18, 2002
Visits spy-movie territory like a novel you can't put down, examines a footnote to history seldom brought to light on the screen, and keeps you guessing from first frame to last.
April 16, 2002
Reasonably fun to watch.
April 10, 2002
Jagger, Stoppard and director Michael Apted ... deliver a riveting and surprisingly romantic ride.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 4, 2001
It's a ripping yarn that recalls such early Hitchcock classics as The Secret Agent and The Man Who Knew Too Much.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5