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Year
2018
Runtime
132 min.
Director
Adam McKay
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Biography
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
0
Checks
954
Favs
31
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
3.2% (1:31)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Adrian B AWESOME's avatar

    Adrian B AWESOME

    I did not like this at all, and I think Dick Cheney is a fucking evil sonofabitch. 2 weeks 5 days ago
  2. WanderingSoul's avatar

    WanderingSoul

    This one, on the whole, doesn't really work at all. I mean it does get across that Cheney and the whole Republican establishment are a whole heap of pure evil, but we knew that. Stylistically the filmmaker's favour gimmicks and trickery over anything resembling a cohesive vision, so this is a mish-mash of half-baked stuff attempting to elevate what's otherwise a messy, confused biopic. It fluctuates between tones wildly and unconvincingly, and some of the stunts - like the spoiler - land with a thud. It simultaneously over-reaches and under-delivers. It undercuts moments of real-life tragedy and atrocity with clunky, cheeky humour, and for all its overt references to devastating consequences of the Bush administration's actions, it never feels like it takes it as seriously as it should.

    Aside from some predictably confident performances (although honestly thought Bale was trying too hard), the one thing it has going for it is a sense of righteous anger that these people got away with what they did. But there's undoubtedly a better way to channel that fury than this glib, confused film.
    2 weeks 1 day ago
  3. SpacePauls's avatar

    SpacePauls

    Cheney shot someone in the face and got away with it. When Clinton did that he was impeached. 2 weeks 6 days ago
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