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

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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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