Vice Reviews

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January 19, 2019
Absurd, dark and funny, Vice manages to work thanks to Bale's Oscar-worthy turn and McKay's sense of humor. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2019
You have to admit that this cynical and methodically researched film isn't pulling any punches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2019
A very opportune and pertinent film detailing how the US as we know it today, has unraveled into this place where the inept can rise to power. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 17, 2019
Vice is an engaging experience, one that frequently amazes .
January 17, 2019
Vice establishes a boisterous vision for popular political cinema we can only hope McKay continues to pursue.
January 17, 2019
[Vice] captures the frustration of having a conflict that brings extreme reactions without the possibility of any resolution. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 17, 2019
A product of flamboyant vitriol that inspires hatred, resentment and ultimately, despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2019
Bale is barely recognisable as the balding, fat and aged politician, and charts Cheney's barely noticed rise to prominence with a restrained and masterful glower.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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