The critics who hated the Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ really, really hated it


When it comes to Adam McKay’s VICE, critics are on very different sides of the (theater) aisle. 

Despite early and persistent Oscar buzz (the film scored six Golden Globe noms), the Dick Cheney biopic has received a fairly mixed first wave of critical reception. While some laud the film as cleverly biting, others have denounced it as a clumsy display of political hatred.

Starring Christian Bale, Sam Rockwell, and Amy Adams, VICE uses a nonlinear structure to walk audiences through the political career of “the most powerful vice president” in modern American history. Touching on Cheney’s rise to national politics and yes, his involvement in the Iraq War, VICE paints a controversial portrait of an even more controversial figure. Read more…

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Golden Globes Briefing: ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Vice’ Lead the 2019 Golden Globes Nominations

“Vice” nabbed six nominations, while “A Star Is Born,” “Green Book” and “The Favourite” all received five. “Black Panther” was nominated for best drama.
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2019 Golden Globe Award Nominations: ‘Vice’ and ‘The Favourite’ Lead All as ‘Black Panther’ Makes History

2019 Golden Globe Award Nominations: 'Vice' and 'The Favourite' Lead All as 'Black Panther' Makes History

The nominees for the 76th Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning in Hollywood, bringing the best in movies and television from 2018 to the forefront of awards sea-son. We already learned this week that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the awards ceremony when it's televised on NBC on January 6, 2019. Oh will be the first Asian woman to host a major awards show.

Among the happy surprises are multiple nominations for Black Panther, including a nod for Best Picture – Drama….

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Next 3 Major Awards Contenders: ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ ‘Vice’

Next 3 Major Awards Contenders: 'Mary Queen of Scots,' 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' 'Vice'

We are well into awards season, that special time of year when more high-quality dramas than usual take their place in movie theaters alongside action blockbusters, broad comedies and family adventures. Often set in the past, such awards contenders draw appreciative audiences who welcome a change in pace from typical fare on the big screen.

Recent releases include Roma (pictured above), inspired by filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón's own youth in Mexico; historical comedy-drama The…

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Technology is giving China’s retail sector a lead over its global peers, says vice president

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Medicine or vice? Socially screened funds struggle to define cannabis industry

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New research finds that cannabis use among teens doesn’t appear to lead to greater conduct problems or greater affiliation with other teens who smoke cannabis. Instead, it’s adolescents with conduct problems or whose friends use cannabis who are more likely to gravitate toward cannabis use.
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Egypt’s Banque Misr seeks to borrow $550 million before end-2018 – vice chairman

Banque Misr is seeking to borrow
$ 550 million from foreign lenders before the year’s end to
improve dollar liquidity, the vice chairman of Egypt’s second
largest bank said on Sunday.

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Fed’s new Vice Chair Clarida backs more rate hikes in first major policy speech

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See Christian Bale Transform Into Dick Cheney in ‘Vice’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

See Christian Bale Transform Into Dick Cheney in 'Vice' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know

Whether you're intrigued about the life of Dick Cheney or you just want to see Christian Bale's chameleonic performance as the former Vice President, Vice is a going to be a hot ticket this Christmas. The biopic is also sure to be a big awards contender, though all its attention is sure to be as politically divisive as Oliver Stone's W. was 10 years ago. 

The first poster and trailer for Vice has arrived, and now we can see just how unrecognizable and magnificent…

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