The World According to Dick Cheney (2013)

The World According to Dick Cheney (2013)

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A profile of the controversial former Vice-President looks at his life from his childhood up to the 9/11 attacks, and the decision to invade Iraq.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
Runtime:
Studio:
Cutler Prod.

Critic Reviews for The World According to Dick Cheney

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (9)

The facts of Cheney's rise to vice presidential power are fairly well known, but Cutler assembles them here with propulsive brevity.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Not a lot new here, but Cheney gets a fair hearing -- even though a tougher one is occasionally warranted.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
Newsday
Top Critic

The World According to Dick Cheney has interesting insights and revealing moments, but for critics who long to confront Mr. Cheney it may prove dissatisfying, because it allows him to make astonishing assertions without direct contradiction.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The film probably won't change anyone's opinion of the man, but that doesn't make Cheney any less of a fascinating figure.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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Cheney's political odyssey is literally like no one else's.

Full Review… | March 14, 2013
Salon.com
Top Critic

Many expected to see Cheney not just screwed, but nailed to the wall. This documentary comes awfully close.

Full Review… | March 13, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The World According to Dick Cheney

Excellent interview with documentary bits interspersed. Did you know young Cheney was a college dropout who worked a blue-collar job? When he looks straight into the camera and disagrees about how some things happened; and substantive facts don't wholly support his opinions, we see how his 1% doctrine = delusional. Quite enlightening.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan
½

I would have preferred if this was similar to "the fog of war", one long interview with cheney explaining his thinking. maybe he wasn't as forthcoming as macnamara was.

Alex Wolf Rkc
Alex Wolf Rkc

No surprises, even though I think Cheney was treated somewhat softly in the documentary. For instance he mentions how his parents were Democrats but how when he was in college in Wisconsin he was so turned off by the Vietnam war protesters (and he was a supporter of the war effort) but there was no mention of any of his 5 war deferments. Little things like that matter to people but wasn't covered. The doc did show the deep rift in the 2nd term between Bush-Cheney with the first being Rumsfeld let go right after the 2nd election and then the deeper schism from Scooter Libby and Bush refusing to pardon him for lying.

Sue Smith
Sue Smith

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