Vice, which is Adam McKay's follow-up to The Big Short, is not about a police division, but rather about the life and times of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. It's a fairly standard biopic in form, spiced up with some stylistic touches which make an otherwise dry account about political positioning and administrative work quite entertaining. However, it also makes the film more akin to political satires in the vein of Wag the Dog than to the more serious biopic genre. The problem this choice of angle poses is that while it gives the film more zest, it also casts a shadow on whether the filmmakers have been unbiased enough in their work. Because Cheney and his family are portrayed in such an unsympathetic manner here that the events unfolding are almost unbelievable the way that they are presented. Vice paints a caricatured picture of modern politics, which may sound like a pleonasm in and of itself, but it arguably would have been meritable for McKay to be a little more subtle in his approach. The result would probably also be a less divisive movie, if that is something anyone making a political film would be interested in achieving in today's climate. Nevertheless, there still is a fun and clever movie somewhere inside these 132 minutes, not least thanks to Christian Bale's eerily accurate imitation of Cheney and Amy Adams' horror-film-like portrayal of Cheney's wife Lynne.