Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Alison Pill, Jesse Plemons
Vice is a painfully scatterbrained dramedy, about one of America's most controversial political figures. Trying to infuse comedy into his story, director, Adam McKay, isn't able to fully maintain an entertaining narrative. Most of the comedy lands with a thud, and the film's message is so muddled, it sinks rather than swims. The film trudges through, on the back of a fantastic performance by Christian Bale, who transforms himself into Dick Cheney. Along for the ride, are, Amy Adams and, Steve Carell, who both turn in equally fantastic performances. Besides that, Vice is a boring, excruciating exercise in message mismanagement.