Vice Reviews

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January 16, 2019
I agree with McKay's take on Dick Cheney in principle, but as a movie Vice only barely passes muster because of the flaws in its execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
January 16, 2019
The most disappointing part of Vice is that Bale's commitment to the role is wasted on a cheesy script that tries too hard to fit McKay's style instead of being tonally consistent.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 15, 2019
Vice is an incredibly raw, visceral and humorous film with McKay putting his heart into the heartless. Bale is formidably puissant in this transformative role.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 14, 2019
Christian Bale... shows why he is one of the best performers of his generation. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 14, 2019
It's almost uncanny just how much of a doppelganger Bale becomes as the cinematic version of Cheney, a dry man of few words that exudes a boring outward persona.
January 13, 2019
McKay put his heart into portraying the heartless - even if it comes off cold as ice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2019
"...aims to go both go big and go home with the definitive docu-come-dramedy takedown of the major political scandals of three whole Spider-Man reboots ago."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 11, 2019
You learn a lot about what this guy accomplished, whether you agree or not...it's a great movie, and Adam McKay is proving that he has the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 11, 2019
You might walk out never wanting to touch politics again, but you will marvel at the performances and Adam McKay's direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.25/5
January 11, 2019
Vice's downfall may be the scriptwriter's fascination with the subject matter and his resulting indignation, leading him to neglect the promised humour, and even overlook the film's structure, making the plotline hard to follow at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.8/5
January 11, 2019
Vice knows enough to have taught a solid lesson-after all, nobody under twenty-five has a vivid memory of any of this-and major talents were lined up to collaborate. But the result is a shambles.
January 11, 2019
Adam McKay's Vice is an energetic and entertaining look at the pursuit of power...but overall, the film's a mess and doesn't know what it wants to say about the topics it raises.
January 11, 2019
In a game of mirrors between postmodernity and simple occurrence, the film plays represents the ways in which the protagonist is both an excessive, fat and great, Christian Bale and the obesity of our most intimate stupidity. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2019
Vice is the purest strain of a political drama or the description of a man completely consumed by lust for power. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2019
Fans of McKay's The Big Short will know what to expect, but might be surprised as well.
January 10, 2019
The film takes the discourse to a new and fascinating metaphorical and humorous dimension. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 10, 2019
This brilliant film explores what writer and director Adam McKay was able to uncover about Cheney's life through drama and considerable satire.
January 10, 2019
All this amounts to McKay's version of truth. And as busy and overstuffed as that truth may be, it's certainly plausible.
January 9, 2019
The filmmaker throws gimmick after arbitrary gimmick at the wall. Nothing sticks. Worse, nothing of consequence is examined, explained or excoriated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2019
Whatever your leanings or thoughts on Cheney, as a movie Vice is entertaining and solid enough despite its fair share of flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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