Regardless of one's political persuasion, Vice is an entertaining movie that uses some creative and amusing devices to address the fact that the screenwriter really doesn't know what went on in many meetings. What is fact, what is informed speculation, and what is pure fiction? There are some captions that provide context, but the movie would have more impact if what is known to be true was clearly indicated. Christian Bale is brilliant as the taciturn, contained Cheney. The scene where four powerful men are offered a menu of right wing policies by a waiter is hilarious. However, House of Cards does Power in Washington so much better.

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