Vice (2018)


Critic Consensus: Vice takes scattershot aim at its targets, but writer-director Adam McKay hits some satisfying bullseyes -- and Christian Bale's transformation is a sight to behold.

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VICE explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.


Christian Bale
as Dick Cheney
Amy Adams
as Lynne Cheney
Sam Rockwell
as George W. Bush
Alison Pill
as Mary Cheney
Lily Rabe
as Liz Cheney
Eddie Marsan
as Paul Wolfowitz
Shea Whigham
as Wayne Vincent
Tyler Perry
as Colin Powell
Justin Kirk
as Scooter Libby
Bill Camp
as Gerald Ford
LisaGay Hamilton
as Condoleezza Rice
Fay Masterson
as Edna Vincent
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All Critics (62) | Top Critics (15)

The ensemble is magnificently rude and amoral, but even better is Vice's thrusting spirit of montage -- daredevil editing that hasn't been attempted since the high-flying heyday of Oliver Stone.

Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a blistering biographical portrait that, one way or another, will provoke a passionate audience reaction.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Can someone please put Adam McKay in charge of all the biopics?

Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

[A] slick, wildly meta, and occasionally too-clever portrait of the most influential and easily least understood figure to ever hold the nation's second-highest post.

Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The pace is jaunty, the scenes crackle with gleeful, giddy incredulity, and the dry business of statecraft attains the velocity of farce.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Not really a biopic but a two-hour hate-fest that stoops lower than necessary and rarely scores a laugh.

Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
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