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At the Movies: December 28



Gov. George W. Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

R. Drama/History. Directed by Adam McKay. 2h 12m.

What the Internet Says

“Vice Is Gimmicky, But Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney Impersonation Is Spot-on.” – Vulture

“An acting masterclass that neither pulls its punches nor sacrifices detail to pander to a mass audience, this is smart filmmaking from a director who gets better with every film — and a near career-best from Bale, which is saying something.” – Empire

Our Take: U.S. history buffs will enjoy this one. Christian Bale nails his performance as Dick Cheney.

Watch the trailer here.