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I gave this five stars because so much garbage and lies the US government has done. The US government has so much blood on their hands they could give the world blood. The lies of 9/11 of is a crime and so many deaths for nothing because of these evil and war mongers in the WH. I never believe what was ever said to the American people just to justify their bullshit and what does the US do best destroy a Country and death is what our government does and will continue to do. What bunch of evil assholes we vote for and let them do to the people of the US and the world. There is no evil threat to the USA only what they government creates.
No wonder Christian Bale said he thanked satan for his award, you would only thank satan because evil is ruling. Now we have Trump and people who are his loyal supporters who think white America is dying are so much of denial and hatred, our history is not so kind to the real Americans they Native Americans they were not white.
Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney should have a special place in hell to their real head boss. I know people know the truth because you can't fool everyone in the us. The real biggest threat is Israel to the world and US but only a few can see this totally.
Fascinating and all the actors did a fantastic job of mimicking real people. Spot on.
Excellent. Christian Bales transformation to Dick Chaney was amazing. An Academy Award winner I hope. Extras very interesting , especially the long hours of make up. Chaney has been the most powerful and involved Vice President ever.
2019 AN EXCELLENT, quirky serious but laugh out loud funny film about a shadowy figure in American politics. EXCELLENT acting by C. Bale. Very interesting and entertaining. Half way thru the movie, it seems like it ends with credits...but keep watching...it opens again into a second half of the movie.,. And WATCH into the very end credits when a focus group of Americans have a discussion with a surprise.
As close as you can get to the truth about Dick Cheney, Most which you hope isn't true at all.
Wow. Quite the scathing movie. One of the last few scenes in the movie is almost chilling. Was, or is, Cheney this bad? Research to discover for yourself.
3* Low quality budget film! At least it felt that way. Really was not that good.
I think from here, Westchester, impressions of Dick Cheney generally gave rise to fear and hatred as his career unfolded. The film seems to draw a pretty clear line between Cheney and associates and the tendency to raw power politics on display currently. The power wielder at the moment isn't a creator so much as an occupier.
This is the director's second film set in a culture that went to extremes. In the absence of God, working the levers of power to one's own advantage is as seductive as a joystick is to an adolescent male. I understand awfuls have manifest even when God was thought to be present, but nevermind.
Maybe a political film like this risks a better reception because some don't find it buttering their toast. As a movie, I think it should have been better received. I'm not aware of the box office or public acceptance.
Some have complained that Cheney remains an enigma after watching this, and even suggest their reason to watch it was to dispel that mystery. In a way, I can relate to that. After watching I did think I'd like to know more about his younger years, that some light might be cast even on why he seemed so lost at the picture's start. Still, brevity is the soul of wit, and wit is here aplenty. Perhaps there is a book that does justice to his earlier years.
Worth seeing but no idea what was true or not true. Over the years I have learned the truth about some things and when I did it confirmed some of my suspecions. Like when Colin Powell was supporting the war in Iriq and he had been on TV discussing wepons of mass distsruction. Later he left his position and I wondered what the real story was. Now I know it was obvious in this movie and my suspicions were right. Politics is a nasty business and both sides will do anything to make the other party look bad.
Christian Bale totally nailed Dick Cheney. Tyler Perry looked amazing like Colin Powell, but Steve Carell totally blew Donald Rumsfeld's character. Because I knew Donald Rumsfeld during the mid-1970s, I can assure y'all that this movie is fairly accurate. Rumsfeld and Cheney are as ruthless as they appear in this film.
I watched it twice.
This movie starts out really oddly, and has quite a few parts - I can't even call them all scenes or shots really - that are very unconventional, almost as if Tarantino was part of it. It has a really annoying narrator and it's saved by the cast, especially Bale. It has a lot of conspiracy elements to it, and again, a lot of really odd parts. Overall though, it's a pretty good movie.
I lived through these events - have been a news hound since a junior in high school. Did not know what to expect but it was so much better and more authentic than I ever thought it would be.
I really didn’t know what this DVD was about except that it has Christian Bale (always great) playing vice-president Dick Cheney. What do I remember about the 1980s? Not much. This DVD is very much a satire written and directed by Adam McKay (a writer for Saturday Night Live at one time) and incorporating several comedians; Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, Tyler Perry as Colin Powell—you know it has a liberal interpretation of events (the film was produced by Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt.). Several strange interludes during the movie; credits roll an hour into the film, Cheney and his wife in bed one evening interacting and speaking from Shakespeare? Overall, perhaps a statement or perspective about the role of power in politics. Cheney literally came from nowhere and transcended the political bureaucracy with great ability. Creating self-serving theories into political livelihood, some of us may never understand the political shenanigans of the 1980s, so perhaps a satire is one way to explain, mock, interpret or perhaps to challenge the political era.
Christian Bale is excellent he gives a fine performance. However,the movie is disappointing,,the story line is a muddle that does not really get into the man. No matter what your personal feelings are regarding Cheney, he was and is a fascinating individual. I had hoped for more a movie with more depth. Dick Chaney was a powerful man during his years in office. He did his job exceedenly well in the "swamp" of Washinton.
This is an odd movie. I'm not sure what to say about it but that. Its quirkiness didn't work for me, but maybe that was because I was not in the mood at the time. Who knows whether I would like the movie more if I were in the mood for an at times silly look at a serious subject.
The movie is cleverly done, I must admit. But too clever for me. I hate to give it just a single star, but that is what I think it deserves. It's more an attack on Dick Cheney than a fair view of the man.
Very good dark comedy. The structure and comedic slant of the film makes the subject matter more palatable. The film focuses on the evil corruption of our political system and the monsters in compete control to the detriment of the rest of the world. Be sure and watch all the way through including the deleted scenes or you will miss out.
It came across as a propaganda piece funded by leftist elements masquerading as a movie. Neither biographical in a serious sense nor satirical in an honest manner.
I totally enjoyed this movie, I like plots that challenges you. It was done well, the use of satirical theme for Dick Cheney times as a government worker where smart & entertaining.
I highly recommend this movie 🍿
Christian Bale is incredible as Cheney, and the rest of the cast turn in great performances in this alternately funny and horrifying film. I followed the events it portrays very closely, and as far as I can see they got it right. Well worth seeing.
This could've been a serious film, but it's not. They added a lot of narration and interjected cartoonish skits like Kill Bill. Couldn't watch the whole thing it was that boring.
This biopic chronicles the highs and lows of Dick Cheney and his family, told in a darkly comedic fashion with cutaways, interjections, and a few false endings to keep viewers on their toes.
Movie shows what happens when murderous, unscrupulous, lying opportunists are put in charge of a country with a powerful army. Lots of people die some others get rich.
Biting political satire, with plenty of deadpan pseudo-glorification and quirky, quick editing. Explores the origins of the current mess in DC, though perhaps placing too much blame on a single person (others did have to go along, after all). One short scene (spoiler!) sums it all up: Chaney asks Rumsfeld, "What do we believe in?"; Rumsfeld responds with hysterical laughter. There's no evidence that this ever happened, but we get the point, and we're laughing along ...sadly.
It can't get much better than this. Punchy, sharp, smart, funny, creative, true (mostly) and timely. A must see. Loved it!
A semi-docu-drama depiction of sleazy people at the top of the food chain. Dark, seemingly slow moving, but covers all the bases.