Vice

Still from Vice, Adam McKay, 2018

Just how did US politics reach the state it finds itself in? Adam McKay follows his dramatic retelling of the 2008 banking crisis, The Big Short, with another darkly comic yarn drawn from the tangled world of current affairs.

Starring an unrecognisable Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Vice is a pull-no-punches account of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the globe in ways that still resonate today.

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

“Bale brilliantly captures the former vice-president’s bland magnificence in Adam McKay’s entertainingly nihilist biopic” ★★★★ – The Guardian

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