DVD - 2019 | Widescreen edition
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Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in this epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world. Co-starring Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell, it is a darkly comic look behind the scenes of American politics.


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Jul 21, 2019

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.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Jul 19, 2019

Fascinating and all the actors did a fantastic job of mimicking real people. Spot on.

Jul 19, 2019

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.

Jul 17, 2019

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 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.

Jul 14, 2019

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.

Jul 10, 2019

3* Low quality budget film! At least it felt that way. Really was not that good.

Jul 03, 2019

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.

Jul 03, 2019

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.

Jul 02, 2019

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.

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Apr 27, 2019

***SPOILER ALERT*** For references after the film

The one minute long spoof during the long end credit on the movie review focus group:

Man1: Something's been bothering me this whole movie and I just figured it out. The whole thing's liberal. It's got a liberal bias.
Moderator: Interesting. Does anyone else feel that way? ... One, two, three, four people. Yeah, go ahead.
Man2: It's all facts. Right I mean, they had to vet all this with a lawyer. How does that make it... What's liberal about that?
Man1: You would say that, lib-tard.
Man2: Okay, I'm sorry.So, because I have the ability to understand facts, that makes me a liberal?
Moderator: Okay, guys, let's just take it down.
Man1: You probably like Hillary.
Moderator: Let's take it down a notch or two, okay?
Man2: Idiot. Okay, first of all, Hillary's not president. Okay? The-the-the orange Cheeto that you hired is the president and he's ruining the country...
Man1: Trump is the best thing in this country.

Apr 27, 2019

***SPOILER ALERT*** *For references after the film

The end justifies the mean?
I can feel your recriminations... and your judgment... and I am fine with it. You want to be loved, go be a movie star. The world is as you find it. You gotta deal with that reality. And there are monsters in this world. We saw 3,000 innocent people burned to death by those monsters. And yet you object... when I refuse to kiss those monsters on the cheek and say "pretty please." You answer me this. What terrorist attack would you have let go forward so you wouldn't seem like a mean and nasty fella? I will not apologize... for keeping your family safe. And I will not apologize... for doing what needed to be done... so that your loved ones can sleep peaceably at night. Has been my honor... to be your servant. You chose me... and I did what you asked.

Apr 27, 2019

Surprised that Rumsfeld's "Known-Knowns-unknown" speech was not mentioned at all. One may disagree with his politics and motives but being a doofus as portrayed in the film, he is not:

‘There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know.’


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