Vice (2018) - Biography, Comedy, Drama

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The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

IMDB: 7.2
Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams
Length: 132 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 132 out of 622 found boring (21.22%)

One-line Reviews (426)

A great mix of entertaining, comedic and factual .

If it were compressed into 90minutes it wouldve been more entertaining

A fascinating study of a very interesting character, Dick Cheney and his involvement in the American war of terrorism.

Where "Vice" parted from something the Coen's would do is there is no connective tissue here front to back, no story telling, it was just a political hack without any balance in time or space.

To summarize, Republicans are solar-panel-destroying idiots, FOX news is nazi propaganda and ...

A creative and entertaining movie...

McKay also takes liberties to only criticise some media outlets as Republican propaganda machines, when most of the media is Democrat propaganda (but McKay ignores the second scenario).

Very slow.

Despite the misguided direction and storytelling techniques, Vice is a wickedly entertaining film.

Extremely uninteresting.

Incredibly Boring .

The director can do better than making disorganized, opportunistic propaganda .

If it went in either direction, it probably wouldn't be as enjoyable.

The editing and narration was pretentious .

As a movie is slow and boring.

Its superbly made and acted and even if you are not really into this subject, its highly entertaining.

Boring because it doesn't hold true to any distinct storyline.

A Yes, I would recommend this to others or a No, don't waste your time.

After spending most of his career larking around with Will Ferrell in the likes of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers and The Other Guys, writer/director Adam McKay took a huge leap towards 'serious' film-making in 2015 when he released The Big Short, a funny, intelligent and unexpectedly engrossing account of the 2007-2008 financial crisis.

it was very boring.

You might walk out of the theater thinking, "I knew the Bush administration was bad I just didn't know it was THAT bad.

Steve Carrell is an entertaining "Rrrrrrrrrrumsfeld!!!!!

Really boring because the people described in it are all boring from the top down and what they have to say sounds like a college term paper being recited.

Propaganda worthy of 1940s Germany .

If this film attempted to show the multi-faceted situation, including poor intelligence by government agencies, majority of Congress voting "yes" to get rid of Sadam Hussein and start a war, and unbridled emotional response to an unexpected and devastating attack, this would have been a more factual film that the audience could get involved in.

don't waste your time note no less $.

So, So, Boring.

However, Vice is trite and overblown.

The acting is phenomenal and it is worth watching for Christian Bale and Amy Adams.

Another thing others have pointed out is the disjointed editing.

Hard to follow...

I highly recommend it.

Worst movie of 2018 -- people were walking out right and left .

Very Entertaining and Thought-Provoking Film .

Save your money and your mind.

Really boring and lacks direction - unwatchable .

This compelling biography uses satire as a basis in its storytelling of political intrigue that happened behind White House doors.

I loved watching Vice and I highly recommend it.

A barrage of narrative techniques pound these points into our skulls: various narrators, either seen as characters or only as text, repetitive fourth-wall-breaking direct addresses to the spectator, a fake news personality mixed with real TV news footage, repetition of scenes and moments where we're literally asked whether we remembered something the movie said earlier (e.

Not really my subject, but the movie was really entertaining .

"Vice" is an intelligent political thriller, told on-screen in a weirdly entertaining, funny format.

POTUS Bush as the dim-witted chimp is passe at this point, and Cheyney and Rumsfeld looming as his Satanic handlers has grown tiresome.

In my opinion, this take is much more similar to propaganda than it is to satyre or a serious and healthy condemnation.

Slow and unentertaining .

The movie bored me though.

The epitome of a modern movie that sacrifices all political accuracy for cheap thrills and propaganda .

Suprisingly Slow .

Ho hum blah blah blah....

As people were complaining about how hard it was to follow, literally 2 minutes later the film hits us with a very confusing poetry scene.

No, this movie was VICE and we saw it with a small group that ended up being just me and the wife by the time it was over because everyone else had left the theater!

I feel like art is there to convey meaning in a beautiful/clever/unique/engaging way....

In the highly-entertaining and informative docudrama Vice, Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) becomes the most powerful vice president in the history of the US presidency.


I watched this only bcuz of christian bale but It was waste of time and money .

All in all, it's worth watching.

It's obvious by the cast that this is going to be very far-left propaganda for the uninformed extremists .

Don't waste your time or money.....

Again, McKay tosses everything at the screen and hopes that enough of it sticks to keep it moving along and entertaining enough to his choir for its distended 132 minute running time.

The film was just over 2 hours long, but felt longer given its slow burning pace.

Biased story telling and just way too long .

I was reluctant to rent this movie, fearing it would be another boring political movie that takes itself too serious, but oh no, was I in for an unexpected treat.

It was propaganda.

Great insight on American politics and still entertaining .

A very compelling and emotional trama, using sarcastic tone, even if sometimes there's too much tecnicisism.

This is liberal propaganda.

The intent to persuade events to the directors perspective grew boring.

This is a propaganda movie.

Vice is the worst form of political choir-preaching: an infuriating amount of false equivalencies and self-righteous propaganda that only serves to rile up both sides of aisle, offering little except, "Conservatism bad; liberal good.

This is straight up propaganda.

Worst movie ever.

It's an entertaining watch, that's for sure.

The Big Short may not sound like much fun on paper, but McKay latched onto this idea, making the tedious subject of subprime loans and triple-A ratings interesting by entwining it with pop culture, employing the likes of Margot Robbie and Selena Gomez to dumb it down for the audience in a manner that was too wickedly clever to ever be patronising.

But apart from that, ''Vice'' is worth watching purely because of the incredible performance by C.

This movie is Shakespearean in mood but epic in scope the direction is superb and concise , so clever and unexpected in parts , the script is the best political script since The West Wing it makes House of Cards seem amateurish.

Bush is the best and most entertaining performance.

I stayed through the whole film but several people walked out.

So overall, ''Vice'' is worth it just because of Bale's performance and I hope he will win an Oscar, becuase Cooper's overrated, bland and very much in the background role ain't anything special.

A boring history of 4 idiots: D.

Vice does a great job of telling a story, with some obvious creative liberties, but in an entertaining way that keeps you engaged with an otherwise politically dense subject.

The supporting players were well cast as well; Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld was almost as spot-on as Bale was, and LisaGay Hamilton bore an amazing likeness to Condoleeza Rice.

" That is Vice, one of the most pretentious and obnoxious films in years.

These academic sequences tend to slow the narrative down considerably.

While the meat of the film is anchored firmly by the performances of Christian Bale and Amy Adams, there were also a number of incredibly entertaining and well acted secondary characters that deserve credit.

This movie instead kills the topic by simply boring you to death.

Worst movie I have seen this year .

Certain of these artistic elements -- Patrice Vermette's production design, Susan Matheson's costuming, and the makeup design (done by numerous talented hands) -- are superb throughout the film, setting the framework for what could be a compelling chronicle of the rise to power of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

It's complex, fascinating and well written.

Bush bore all the earmarks of a Saturday Night Live skit.

Slow throughout, takes a long while to get going and overall is very long winded.

The Finest Two Hour of the Contemporary Propaganda .

This portion of the piece is very slow-moving and ultimately quite un-engaging, despite McKay's attempts to diversify the genre.

Either way, writer/director Adam McKay knows how to creatively make politics into an entertaining movie.

Great movie, love this directors way of telling down and story and making complicated stories entertaining.

It's definitely scattershot but it's still a shocking and extremely gripping true story with an incredible performance from Christian Bale and great supporting performances from Amy Adams and Steve Carrell.

Other than that this is a fairly interesting and enjoyable bio pic of an interesting and controversial political figure.

yet i didnt see a single review pointing out what was factually wrong or propaganda of what it was :) propaganda of balanced government and peace?

These elements are stunning: Bale transformed his body for this role and he practiced a fleer that is so uncomfortable because it is a mix between a simle and an expression of deprise.

A mediocre first half, an outstanding second half, and a fascinating story to say the least .

With Big Short, director McKay made a film about the 2008 financial bubble collapse that's somehow both fascinatingly informative and propulsively entertaining.

But it was so weird and boring at the same time.

Dull and superficial; cardboard characters and poor writing; not funny .

Boring .

Worryingly entertaining .

First, because the concepts underlying "Vice" are much easier for a layman to grasp, weaving them more directly into the story would be far less problematic than disrupting the flow with asides -- indeed, this same logic explains why the inclusion of Jesse Plemons as a third-party narrator is a seriously misguided and confusing directorial choice.

Worst movie of all time.

Even so, Bale's entertaining performance and McKay's sardonic and gleefully nihilistic energy behind the camera ensures Vice is at the very least constantly diverting and unpredictable.

If you liked The Big Short because you found it fascinating most individuals and institutions misread and misunderstood just a couple of pieces of accepted wisdom that snowballed to a depression - Vice is likely not for you.

Engaging Look at a Controversial Politician .

Horrible 1 sided Liberal propaganda film .

Well, here they did it with totally unrelated plot lines which the viewer already knew how they end, and they were all boring, so it was really weird watching.

From the opening crawl, to the mid-credits scene, to the melodramatic moments when they truly feel they have something worth telling (Mary's wallowing over Liz's stance on same-sex marriage flip-flop stands out), the direction was overly reaching (read:desperate) trying to find something on a man who was as he is: boring.

Tries too hard ends up confusing .

after action propaganda piece .

Much like The Big Short, McKay plays formal games and deploys engaging performances to help the medicine go down.

The second half is one of the best I've seen all year and make the film worth watching.

Boring slow story, artistic editing flow that makes no sense and really bad acting by a lot of actors.

Nevertheless I found this an enjoyable movie.

Extremely uninteresting.

)You'd learn more from the Jonah Hill movie "War Dogs" (by the director of "The Hangover," no less) about why we went to Iraq than this movie, because that one just focuses on an evocative and telling slice of life, rather than this overboard overview.

" Filmmaker Adam McKay has moved on from his sophomoric comedies (STEP BROTHERS, ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGANDY) to full bore political satire, first with his "Funny or Die" videos (co-produced with Will Ferrell), then to his searing look at the financial crisis of the mortgage market with THE BIG SHORT (for which he won an Oscar for adapted screenplay), and now to the power dynamics within the Bush-Cheney administration ...

It's a little weird to me how a director like Adam McKay has gone from directing movies like Anchorman (2004) and Talladega Nights (2006) to entertaining exposés like The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018).

It could, I suppose, be cited as an example of the banality of evil.

Before I take a bit more of a negative tone, let me be very clear on one thing: this is a solid film that is both entertaining and a bit sobering at the same time.

Some call it a great film while others call it a waste of time and money.

Leave your political preferences in the car; this film flirts with being a documentary as much as it is an entertaining movie.

It's not shedding light on history, yet tells it with an exciting twist.

funny to see reviews calling it a liberal propaganda and historically incorrect.

Interesting, entertaining and surprising.

A fascinating study of a very interesting character .

Fascinating quasi documentary charting the rise to power of Cheney.

Worst movie ever .

Vice is wickedly entertaining despite its misdirection.

Just so dull and biased .

x rating is confusing.

The trailer is more entertaining than the film .

In Sum: I would have walked out halfway through if I hadn't been with friends.

Fascinating Premise Undone by Inconsistent Script and Direction .

Boring, tired, and make believe.

Finally, in a world in which Donald Trump constantly cries "Fake News," creating an epistemological quagmire in the public and political arena, this film with its shallow and blatantly false takes at times only plays into the hands of Trumpian Propaganda and does little more than add another brick in the wall of the great divide between liberal and conservative in America.

To me that he was shown as mostly a blank and bland slate willing to take on any features and qualities suitable for the appropriate occasion and situation, is what makes him tick and who he is.

Awful waste of time!

storyline was slow ans unashamedly from an anti-GOP bias.

Since this is a very political genre I was expecting this movie like any other political films to address a ugly truth of our government in a compelling way.

For example, Jesse Plemons babbles on about how Chaney told his family that he was ready to die, but somehow finds him at fault for accepting an unexpected heart transplant.

The quick cuts and inserted random images were confusing and off-putting.

There were either two ways to go (or both) and the reality is Lynne was the much more engaging character (Ms.


He has the unique explanations and jokes down pat and while I wanted even more, the movie kept me entertained throughout with lots of laughs and some gripping drama.

It was a fast paced story that covered a lot about the mans life.

You may or may not agree with this version of history, but it's definitely the most entertaining and amusing approach you can take to a political movie like this.

Overall, a very entertaining and insightful experience not to be missed!

However, that movie was based on a very entertaining book and the odds to make a decent movie out of it were already in the favor of the makers.

They were more like an attempt to make the boring bland movie desperately stand out.

An slow, slog with over the top, intrusive narration and artistic pictures of evil images dispersed throughout to let the viewer know that this movie is about evil, evil, evil Republicans.

The story is childish, "evil guy meeting with evil guys, doind evil stuff" It becomes totally predictable.

a refreshing, entertaining an well done movie.

For me it was entertaining.

We are barely one scene in before all doubts are assuaged, and we are reminded yet again why Mr. Bale is one of the most talented and fascinating actors in cinematic history.

This movie is purely a propaganda tool.

Overall worth the watch if you are an avid movie watcher or American.

All in all an overweaning pretentious muddled mess that made me heave a sigh of relief when it finally did end after several phoney half baked endings.

The movie ends in a excellent way leaving us with a compelling message on abuse of power and a pretty clever twist.

At least, Spike Lee understood that in his comparison of Trump to David Duke in "BlacKKKlansman" (2018), including by featuring Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin beginning the film by constructing Klan propaganda.

Many of Vice's 'poignant' moments felt contrived.

For me half of the movie was such a waste of time.

Worth the watch

Writer and Director Adam McKay brought this true story of power (and it's abuse) and politics to life with his unique perspective, and the skilled editing makes this film all the more enjoyable.

This is one of the biggest propaganda movies I've ever seen.

In short; over long, drawn out, discombobulated baloney.

Cheney recognises the younger Bush is more interested in pleasing his father than attaining power, he agrees under the condition that he given "mundane" executive responsibilities.

He has a penchant for alcohol and works labor intensive jobs for as long as he can stand it.

pointless movie

"Vice" (2018) is a very entertaining movie even if i'm not really into this subject.

Finally something else than boring, cliché , uninspired & simply awful superhero movies full of people in masks punching each other & cheesy jokes (the only exception in the genre is of course Dark Knight Trilogy, simply a masterpiece, all 3 movies).

Another entertaining exposé from director Adam McKay.

Worst movie ever!

I will admit to finding a couple of enjoyable scenes, one in the middle of the end credits, and the end credits themselves were clever.

Use two of your hours to see this well done and entertaining expose'.

The villain monologue at the end, it's just horrible, but you admire the entire production's go for broke risk in failure even as it did, quite a few times, but cinema recording the process of its own discovery is untapped and shows its own joy of the audience being in on it and judging in real time how it reflects its thesis, making it both enjoyable and engaging for the mind.

Except that the film's Cheney is anything but banal.

Really boring.

I would even go as far as saying there were various scenes, particularly after the methodically dull first half, that nearly captivated me.

But I felt it was a bit muddled and confusing at times.

Democrat Propaganda .

This entire biopic is so large in scope, yet every aspect of Cheney's life was underdeveloped and unsurprisingly dull.

A fascinating method of telling a "non-well known history" .

Enough of propaganda, show the world the truth about everything.

I for one left the theater wanting to send a letter of thanks and encouragement to Mr. Cheney.

Cheney is a monosyllabic bore.

Now having seen The Big Short, which I must say sucked really hard & was a really, really boring film, I had doubts about this one.

While some events are brushed over, others are brilliant and enjoyable enough to make the film an overall worthwhile experience.

Entertaining political comedy-drama .

The only problem for mi is that in some moments, the films is so slow and"happy".

What I see in Vice is (almost) a well made movie, funny and remarkably well produced, but also a piece of satyre that often falls into propaganda.

Acting is strong, but the story is very slow paced.

It's interminable, in part because it's so pretentious.

All in all an overweaning pretentious muddled mess that made me heave a sigh of relief when it was finally over after several phoney half baked false alarm endings.

A very liberal, yet entertaining look at Vice President Dick Cheney.

Boring hit piece.

Such a fascinating and unexpectedly engrossing first half - curiously, actually split in half by "those" end credits - that it's a shame the second is a cliff-notes style simplified mess.

Save your money.

Boring stylised dramatised documentary that is politically biased.

But these inter-titles are more confusing than enlightening because the entire sequencing of the film is so jumbled and messy.

we left early.

It mixes sardonic wit with fascinating propaganda as it depicts a damning portrayal of one of the most amoral politicians in American history, former vice president Dick Cheney.

In trying hard to make an entertaining biopic about someone who, in many ways, was a pretty dull and grey politician, McKay occasionally goes over-the-top and the script become pretentious.

I am sorry I purchased this film and feel it was a waste of time to watch.

100% Nazi Germany like propaganda.

Folks don't waste your money on this one.

It seems the true goal of this movie was to serve ass a propaganda piece in an already [politcally polarized America.

Biased, Partisan piece of propaganda, full of dozens and dozens of inaccuracies and outright lies.

Sarcastic and compelling trama.

Good acting but shameful Democrat propaganda .

The music (Nicholas Britell) of the film is also very good, and most fascinating is the other story of the soldier Kurt, who is allowed to tell his story, which eventually meets Dick Cheney's.

Choppy Propaganda .

During this portion, it is considerably more interesting, engaging and ultimately memorable.

I never usually fall asleep at movies, yet I found myself struggling to stay awake with this one.

Very special and entertaining, for the right people that is .

Very liberal, but entertaining look at Vice President Dick Cheney .

Propaganda .

So how did he, with Dick Cheney biopic Vice, make a movie about a mysterious and ruthless American tyrant so dull and unenlightening?

We watch the events of Cheney's life unfold; his unexpected rise from delinquency to vice presidency is told in a biopic that is pleasingly unconventional.

-or cliche-Lynne is a Lady Macbeth!

I expected a dry, somewhat dull depiction a man rising through the ranks of the US political machine.

Don't waste your money.

Another entertaining exposé from director Adam McKay, I give Vice 4.0 stars out of 5.

Don't waste your time!

It takes a while for the film to actually reach the Cheney vice-presidency, and in that time the movie goes back and forth between riveting scenes and superfluous montages.

It's long, and feels long at times, but is worth watching and thinking about.

Boring af .

The movie is great with alot of interesting scenes but the movie is often very boring with alot of information that u feel like u don't need to know.

I get that this could be even a little more intense as an American.

Way too long, and way too heavy-handed in making every scene an indictment of Dick Cheney as villain extraordinaire who singlehandedly and intentionally connived with his cohort to start the Iraq war.

Heavy, complex subject material made into something entertaining, manageable and informative.

Sooo boring.

Scattershot but still entertaining .

For a dull subject it does tell the story well.

Plus look at the propaganda movies from Hollywood this year : Pope Francis - A man of his word and RBG - about Ruth Bader Ginsberg and it's hard not to think we are in 1940s Germany...

The shared didcomfort of Dubya and an Iraqi father are compelling.

McKay threw every trick in the moviemaking book to make a movie about a dry subject like the financial crisis entertaining, including having Margot Robbie sitting in a bathtub and explain directly to the camera complex economic terms.

Vice is compelling cinema .

Similar to The Big Short this movies edited and stylised in a really fast paced way were it jumps to a lot of different places and is shot kinda like The Office.

I think my biggest problem with this film and with a lot of films these days is that there are too many scenes where nothing happens, It doesn't push the tone or the character arcs.

Very funny film with some wild unexpected moments and some moments that put our current governmental crisis into context.

McKay believes this to be powerful, but actually it comes across as pretentious.

His follow-up to this film is another fascinating, terrifying and (at times) funny look at a serious subject - the life and career of former Vice President Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucrat that wields much power in the George W.

And finally, she proves to be much more socially engaging than her husband when she campaigns for him while he's laid up in the hospital after another one of his heart attacks.

Pure Propaganda .

Great Cast, Fascinating Story, Interesting Style, Strange Editing .

Political Propaganda .

Overall an entertaining, thought provoking and funny film with great performances from the cast and a witty, intelligent script.

It has intense drame and dark sarcastic comedy.

Oh, and the mock Shakespearean bedroom scene was a total waste of time.

The filming is alright, close up shots of peoples faces, bland far out shots or shots with peoples faces obscured to imply evilness.

The movie goes onto to become quite boring.

A few mildly amusing moments, but really, this was a pretentious stage for our two leads to strut their stuff.

It wasn't as searingly poignant as The Big Short, but still very enjoyable.

The entire experience of the film- which I would consider a masterpiece in today's climate was thrilling.

It's still fascinating to me that the guy who did Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys, is making serious politically charged films now.

Totally disjointed editing and uninspired narration has produced a sophomoric production that disappoints on multiple levels.

Even in the slower moments of the film, I found myself incredibly engaged, due to the fact that these performances felt so real.

over the top propaganda piece .

Dull-witted and disappointing.

Writer/Director Adam McKay was known for years as the writing partner/director of Will Ferrell, having written and directed such comedy gems as ANCHORMAN, TALLADEGA NIGHTS and STEP BROTHERS and then, in 2015, he stepped out of Ferrell's shadow - and the comedy world - and delivered the multi-Oscar nominated film THE BIG SHORT, a fascinating, terrifying and (at times) funny look at the financial crisis of the mid-2000's.

It will however, make this compelling film much longer than it already is.

I found the film rather boring.

However, I find it quite enjoyable as it is very upfront and sarcastic.

A compelling, well-acted, and groundbreaking ride .

The casting and acting is up to the high level of the writing, turning what could very easily have been a dry and uninteresting biopic into an informative, darkly humourous, and entertaining look into his life that is hard to turn away from.

However the film was very hard to follow.

And Sam Rockwell as Bush is also spot-on it's just too hilarious to watch - it's more entertaining when those two are on the screen together.

Keep your money in your pocket the worst movie I've seen all year .

To be fair i only watched the first hour, about half of it, but it was so boring.

Now she is immersed in gadgets and virtual world.

The topic of the movie is weak and one sided and can be confusing with the unusual editing.

I would say, don't waste your time with this, it is pure political bias backed with very few facts.

A hip drama about a boring politician with comic scenes and jump scares .

I feel it's ten, fifteen minutes overlong, Cheney's past should of been cut down and the tax stuff which was boring should of been cut down.

Don't waste your time.

Boring and even more boring .

Four years ago, Adam McKay made one of the most entertaining and educational films about the economy and the explosion of the great American real estate bubble with The big short.

Predictable and slow.

Instead Mckay reduced Cheney to the simplest form possible and made him a very dull, static character that goes through very little change as a person.

It was a total waste of time like 90% of this movie and the only thing I could think of, was why am I so bad at choosing movies.

But the balance was even, like my title says, an entertaining eye opener.

How could a movie about Dick Cheney, arguably one of the most controversial and powerful men in Washington ever, come across as so dull???

Most of all, it's something of an accomplishment just to have produced a biopic of such a detested public figure of recent events that's at least somewhat entertaining and refreshing in its synthesis of the subject.

Hate or love it, very confusing and frustrating because you have no idea what the writer is truly saying.

Cast - outstanding, story - very interesting, timing of release - great, director - based on big short, entertaining.

A friend of mine left mad, but his wife found it to be entertaining.

One sided, half assed liberal propaganda.

Should have been 45 mins shorter, bores you to death.

this is by far one of the most collosally worst movies I've seen in years.....

Propaganda .

Dont waste your money unless you want to validate your existing bias.

Too much of this movie borders on propaganda.

But he keeps trying and trying and trying and trying because he believes deep down with all the cover ups and pushback there has to be SOMETHING that he sees in that person that is worth exploring and dismisses all of the other intriguing tidbits exposed because it is not what that person wants.

Vice is a meta anti-propaganda film.

Like when Bale schemes his way up with banal theories of puppets in White House or an eerie homage to Shakespeare or a climatic first act that is nailed down to the credits.

I loved this film and highly recommend it.

Great film, many gaps but entertaining.

Throughout the movie Vice cannot quite being a American Leftist propaganda.

Vice can be very engaging if the viewer is interested in the plot of the film, but others may find it quite tedious.

Well made but pointless .

They know how empty this movie is, and they resent having to pretend to to care about the humanity of people they hate.

Films like "Braveheart" and "The Revenant" took liberties with historical events to tell compelling stories with meaning, while not claiming to be gospel (and they certainly didn't tell the audience that most of them are just dumb sheeple, which is what "Vice" and "The Big Short" did with pride).

The characters mulling around in the White House and other government offices got to be so dull that after a while it was a gigantic relief to see Richard Nixon in two brief closeups.

Anyway, here he is pointless filler.

A thoroughly enjoyable film.

In short, over long, drawn out, discombobulated, baloney.

This movie was boring as hell!!.

The movie was tedious, tiresome and just nothing happened.

Waste of time.

but totally let down by confusing storytelling and cheap political bias.

Very informative and had a couple a good laughs here and there but holy boring .

Unexpected take on the Cheney regime .

The direction is a bit sloppy, some shots are beautiful and intense, and others are mundane and unoriginal.

the poor acting, the bland dialog, so many "facts" that are completely wrong...

So while we can and probably will be stunned by the performances and how close they are to the real thing, the movie itself is gripping too.

Two and a half hours of extreme left wing political and social propaganda.

Mr. McKay is a fearless director and he creates a stunning film.

Slides were used toward the end to put the nail in the coffin in case the audience missed the point, and became more propaganda than involving cinema.

Bale's impersonation of Cheney is stunning in both physical transformation and personality heft, an imitation that carries the personal stamp of an outsize personality.

The acting is a highlight of this film, Christian Bale embodies Dick Chenney and completely immersed into the character, Amy Adams and Steve Carell are also brilliant, molding into their roles with ease.

Boring, fragmented and largely annoying....

Bale does a great job, but movie is as boring as a Cheney speech.

Adam McKay's "Vice" is the exciting and captivating biopic of one of the most enigmatic men of the last twenty years.

If you can reign in your expectations and judge this movie separately from The Big Short, Vice is a perfectly enjoyable satire, and therefore worth seeing.

So many scenes are funny or enjoyable just because the actors engage us.

If you want to see a liberal propaganda piece, this is the movie for you.

Very boring and NOT DESERVING of ANY AWARD.

Aside from the entertaining insights into the Bush era and Christian Bale's commanding performance, what is the takeaway from this film?

''Vice'' is an artistic, very unconventional take on the times of Dick Cheney & Bush Junior and it will not be for everyone, but then again, whoever saw Big Short should expect unexpected.

entertaining & eye opening .

First movie I have walked out on for 30 minutes to go play pinball in 15 years.

There is someone in our family who gets bored easily, and starts poking at the other family members to get either a desired result or something that would staisfy or distract him from his own world...

The editing work of integrating their characters into real life footage is certainly impressive, keeping you immersed into the film without losing too much screen time for the actors.

The real film starts in that same vein, but ends up being a slogging leftist dreamscape with pandering undertones of agenda-fueled propaganda.

Often several times in one scene, which makes for a somewhat confusing viewing experience.

) Amy Adams was ruthless and engaging, which is big of me to admit, as I've never really been much of a fan.

When Vice runs credits midway, our confusion is alleviated when the story shows Cheney accepting an offer to visit the White House to discuss the vice presidency.

Pros: Its a very good movie, entertaining, and certainly eye opening.

Adam McKay as director and writer also deserves credit for creating, and visualising an intriguing story.

Amy Adams, meanwhile, equals Bale as Lynne Cheney, who's a surprisingly compelling figure if you only know her from that namecheck in Eminem's 'Without Me'.

What Vice does is examine the political process in a highly energized, uncomfortably comedic fashion that makes for a genuinely entertaining film.

A biopic should be informative enough to allow the people to be engrossing.

Probably the worst movie Ive ever watched .

But just the performances are worth watching and the ending is excellent.

The characters mulling around in the white house and other government offices got to be so dull that after a while it was a gigantic relief to see Richard Nixon in two brief closeups.

Unfortunately, since this movie was played almost more like a straight biopic, it lost the ability for many of its humorous, educational asides and cameos that made The Big Short so enjoyable.

The film is worth watching, just keep an eye out for the history revision.

The fast paced narration was a bit difficult to understand what was happening.

The editing of the film was truly the biggest disappointment, as it reminded me of Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers or JFK, except where it worked in creating an atmosphere in both those films, here it distracts the viewer because it is pointless and has no bearing on the plot.

Really hard cuts and slow.

Fell asleep .

I loved all the performances and found the storyline and presentation to be downright riveting, although it seemed to cast most every character in an overly favorable light compared to the hatchet job I had been expecting to see.

Waste of money and time .

It had great performances all around as well as very involving and entertaining script and directing.

It was compelling to watch and the cast, especially Christian Bale took on the persona of their characters extremely well.

The movie's pacing is snappy, and lively.


Just one of its unexpected brilliant moments.

As entertainment, the film comes across as the sort of self-indulgent too-creative-by-half work of an amateur.

Now as I said before there were some clever bits here and there but most bits were either rushed over or dragged on for too long.

Really boring because the people described in it are all boring from the top down and what they have to say sounds like a college term paper being read aloud.

This was bad story telling because they employ every cliché story telling trick in the book.

Good acting throughout the propaganda, though.

Thought provoking, I am sorry but only thoughts this provokes is how much Hollywood thinks of themselves and we should just fall in line with their ideology.. Truly a waste of time, of what could have been a very funny mocumentary..

Good, entertaining movie.

Fierce portals and clever writing doesn't always make a good film, but Vice's sense of attitude and direction makes for a bizarrely entertaining ride.

Of the 10 people in my viewing 3 walked out and one appeared asleep.

A leftist propaganda masterpiece.

An engaging movie, following suit of Adam McKay's unorthodox style.

Some that were ineffective and a couple overarching plot frustrations cloud the experience, and it by no means is a great movie or comparable to The Big Short, but it's one worth watching.

Even though his approach leans pretty far left, filmmaker McKay is to be applauded for a most entertaining look at how our government officials can manipulate policy and public statements, and may even stoop to focus groups in better understanding the views of the American people.

The acting in the movie is very good, entertaining throughout and well directed.

I can't really say much more than that, and I do not think I have a 'short' attention span, but I sat though half of this movie and while I did glean some 'facts' (At least as far as the movie was pushing) the only thing I can use to describe it was 'boring'I did not care (like or dislike) any of the characters (even though their real life counterparts I do have opinions about - at least the ones I have read about in the news.

What a tedious experience and waste of good actors.

Informative and Entertaining .

An Enjoyable Mess.

might be the worst movie I've ever seen .

Enjoyable Watch .

Very intriguing story about the man who dedicated himself to politics and pretty much ran the Bush Jr. administration.

Vice is entertaining and very very disappointing .

In Sum: I would have walked out halfway through if I hadn't been with friends.

On an overall scale, Vice is erratic, muddled & utterly disjointed, and is marred by several vices of its own makings.

He has an inspiring knack for putting complicated events into all sorts of contexts which make his subjects approachable and engaging.

Ultimately I left the theater tonight with no regret...

Last time, McKay tackled the crash of the stock market along with the housing bubble and decline that is just over ten years ago that these events happened and with The Big Short, McKay took a subject matter that to many people would work better than a warm glass of milk at bedtime to put you asleep and instead totally energized the topic by making it understandable as well as also funny and entertaining in what was a marvellously edited and written film that made for good comedy as well as giving insight to one of the most polarizing news items of the last couple of decades.

Sure it was a bit different and I watched it to the end and learned a lot I didn't know about Cheney, but this is the first film I have ever watched where I put my hands over my eyes and shook my head saying "wtf" has this got to do with entertaining me or telling this story.

There is some really complex stuff going on in this film but McKay has found a way that makes the boring seem interesting and palatable.

The film was a drama/comedy, which was a refreshing and entertaining experience to the well worn and too predictable "this is how a movie goes".

I made it 1.5 hours through this before falling asleep.

Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell as Donald Rumsfeld and George W Bush, while entertaining and occasionally amusing, see the potential of great character actors somewhat squandered in favour of caricature.

McKay himself has claimed that Vice is to be seen as a pure comedy but upon viewing it's hard to take this statement on face value, as the film deals with a number of heavy and complicated issue's, a number of which are explained in entertaining and easy to understand fashion, and when all mixed in together, it creates a sometimes rocky affair that drags just as much as it flies.

Yes, there are some minor creative missteps in his outrageous and deliberate filmmaking approach that are gimmicky and pretentious, while other touches are spot-on genius.

Empty character, rote acting.

I highly recommend it - it is absorbing, despite its rather dry political subject.

The acting is wonderful with Christian Bale providing a stunning performance as Dick Cheney; surely will obtain an Oscar nomination and should be a shoo in to win it.

There was a lot of parts that really dragged on and the movie left me constantly waiting for that wow moment, which never came.

In order to create such a fast paced and entertaining movie, short fast paced scenes are needed.

9/10 just for the mind blowing performances of Bale & Adams.

Tough to make a successful movie about a successful beauraucrat who is bland, boring and...

Propaganda is all that this movie is.

Liberal propaganda film .

its also slow on tha pacing, and couldve been more ''gumped'' up.

Fascinating the response here.

Good acting but slow pace .

I do not think of the movie as a dark comedy, therefore it was too entertaining with a good sense of humor, even when the humor was occasionally very absurd.

This is due to it playing more like glorified propaganda with a smug sense of red-pilling granduer.

Don't waste your money if you actually pay attention to politics, treats audience like we are stupid.

But, apart from cast, this movie is a) weird and b) boring.

But, by the time of his magnificent piece of propaganda* JFK, Stone had already become an accomplished filmmaker.

But these intertitles are more confusing than enlightening because the entire sequencing of the film is so jumbled and messy.

Very good, definitely worth the watch .

Adam McKay's "Vice is one of those films that, at times, left me in thrall to many of its artistic elements, while nonetheless leaving me frustrated -- and, frankly, bored -- at the whole.

The end result is an experience that's often entertaining, in its own way.

" I wouldn't like this kind of movie in any month or season of the year, but the fact we chose this as our family Christmas movie this year and all 6 of us (which includes a wide variety on the political spectrum) walked out and thought it was completely terrible makes the experience even worse.

Painfully boring and long .

Adam Mckay continues a very intriguing story-telling style as seen in The Big Short (also featuring both Bale and Carell) that kept me engaged for the entire run time.

Funny/shocking, funny/scary, funny/silly, with plenty of blindsides to keep you awake, this is one of the most entertaining films I've seen in a long time.

Engaging Look at a Controversial Politician Dick Cheney is such a controversial politician and he has been linked to some of the most controversial political events of at least the last twenty years, it is probably impossible to make a movie that will satisfy every political persuasion.

Very entertaining.

Nevertheless, this is a ferociously entertaining film, that lampoons its subject with flashy comedy and stylistic gags.

So we get this cut and paste snore fest.

Although the film is not meant to be a documentary, it is certainly filmed like one; complete with montages and a timeline that is often confusing to follow.