7.0 out of 10
Rated R, Biography, Comedy, Drama, 132 minutes
George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.
Your politics will obviously influence how you view this film (and, probably, if you view it). It is shot as a quasi-documentary and Bale, Adams, Rockwell, and Carrell really sell this picture. Between the script, direction and the actors it is quite an interesting movie.