MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -3

During World War II, Bletchley Park was the center of Britain's intelligence operations. The major activity was trying to break and decode the messages sent between German troops and submarines. The most famous code used the"Enigma" machine to change understandable text into random letters that were useless without the proper 'key' to decode the message. But it wasn't the tense work that drove mathematic genius Tom Jericho (Dougray Scott) crazy, it was the beautiful and enticing Claire Romeley (Saffron Burrows). When Tom returns to Bletchley from medical rest, he's plunged back into breaking a new German code. However, Tom also searches for Claire, whose disappeared. Aided by Clairs former roommate Hester wallace (Kate Winslet), Tom discovers that there's more to the puzzle than the missing Claire. And a spy hunter named Wickram (Jeremy Northern) seems to have his eye on Tom as well. But the real key is in four missing messages about a mass grave in Poland. The tense mystery keeps audiences guessing until the end.

As Tom remembers parts of his affair with Claire, flashbacks include a scene of graphic sex adn nudity. Along with a few British 'bloodies', the dialogue includes several strong obscenities and a number of crude words. In keeping with thte time period, several characters frequently smoke adn a bottle of scotch is offered as a prize to the first person to break the code. Although Tom wins the bottle, he gives it to another. Despite sneaking around and violating security rules, Tom and Hester end up helping catch a spy. Tom even takes a moment to encourage some women who don't much credit for their work. Unfortunately, the vulgar language and graphic sexual content should make ENIGMA an unsolved puzzle.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Manhattan Pictures, 369 Lexington Ave., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10017

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Several times Mild 6, moderate 3

Obscene Language: Several times F-word 4, s-word 2, other 2

Profanity: Many times Regular 6 (GD, C 4, For G sake); exclamatory 6 (OMG, MG 4, OG)

Violence: Several times - Mild and moderate (dog digs up hand, stuggle over papers, mild car wreck, torpedoes explode ship, bodies in mass grave, punches, kicks, gun threat, bombs dropped on submarine)

Sex: Few times - Implied and graphic (unmarried couple in bed w/motion and nudity, implied by couple in bed)

Nudity: Few times (female breast and rear in sex scene, male rear); Near Nudity - Few times (woman in short slip and stockings)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times (woman flirts/ propositions man, comment about women wanting sex with 'war heroes,' sensual kisses)

Drugs: Few times - Cigarettes, alcohol drinking

Other: Man encourages others, men work to break code during war, church service attended

Running Time: 117 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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