REVIEW ROUNDUP: VICE

One new release arrives at the Irish Film Institute on the 25th of January 2019 – political comedy/drama Vice starring Christian Bale as former US vice president Dick Cheney.

Read on for a selection of reviews or pop in to make up your own mind!

VICE
“A must-see before next month’s Oscars. Bale is currently joint favourite – he gets the number one vote here.”
4/5 – RTÉ

“Bale’s Cheney is an extraordinary creation, a lumbering predator who speaks quietly, watches everything and never misses a trick”
4/5 – Irish Independent

“Brainy, audacious, opinionated and fun, “Vice” is a tonic for troubled times.”
LA Times

“Adam McKay’s flamethrowing take on Dick Cheney, played by a shockingly brilliant Christian Bale, polarizes by being ferociously funny one minute, bleakly sorrowful the next, and ready to indict the past in the name of our scarily uncertain future.”
4/5 – Rolling Stone

“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.”
4/5 – Time Out


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