Must-See or Skippable? Ranking The 2019 Oscar Movies
Vice is a big swing. It doesn’t really work all that well, but it might be worth watching just to see how it fails. The movie wants to be about how insidious Dick Cheney was in spite of his lack of charisma. It gets that message across, but in doing so, it feels like it’s working way too hard.
There’s also a level of condescension hanging over the film that’s tough to swallow. Like, we get it, he sucked. Either you think that or you don’t. What we don’t need is a movie to yell at us for two hours for not caring enough about it. Nobody likes a scold.