Summary: I bought this to replace the copy I already had. It seems that since Mr. Cumberbatch has become this BIG THING this year, all my dvds of him are being silently stolen by Cumberbatch crazed friends of mine...lol. They CLAIM that they lost the dvds but I know better.
Conclusion: This period peice is driven by both superb narrative in Tom Stoppards screenplay, and some of the best ensemble acting I have witnessed. It would be wrong to pick out a single stand out performance.