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Dir: Adam McKay | USA | 2018 | 132 mins
Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Bill Pullman, Jesse Plemons
Christian Bale delivers a sensational, Golden Globe-winning performance as former Vice President Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s (The Big Short) rollicking comedy-drama. Returning to politics to be George W. Bush’s (Sam Rockwell) 2000 election running mate, Cheney negotiates for more power and when Bush wins, uses it to reshape both the country and the world, supported by his formidable wife Lynne (Amy Adams). This fantastically entertaining film explores Cheney’s deeply suspect legacy – both his disastrous military strategy and his political ruthlessness and cynicism, from which a straight line can be drawn to the divisions and hyperbolic misinformation that abound in US politics today– bolstered by Bale’s intelligent turn and astonishing physical transformation.
“Bale brilliantly captures the former vice-president’s bland magnificence in Adam McKay’s entertainingly nihilist biopic” The Guardian
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