Adam McKays The Big Short sleepte vijf Oscarnominaties in de wacht en wist er één, die voor beste bewerkte scenario, te verzilveren. Aan de eerste reacties op zijn nieuwe film Vice te zien, is McKay bij de volgende Academy Awards wellicht opnieuw van de partij.
De biopic over Dick Cheney (een onherkenbare Christian Bale) wordt qua humoristische toon en boeiende vertelstijl vergeleken met The Big Short. Bale wordt alom geprezen, alsook Amy Adams als Cheneys echtgenote Lynne, Sam Rockwell als George W. Bush en Steve Carell als Donald Rumsfeld, de voormalige, Amerikaanse minister van defensie.
Vice is excellent filmmaking. Wish it found a way to explain Cheney’s motivations more but it’s main focus is the damage he has done. Bale is fantastic. Carrell is great. It’s likely Adams vs King for Supporting Actress. #oscars
— Gregory Ellwood – The Playlist 🎬 (@TheGregoryE) November 18, 2018
VICE is wild and absolutely scathing. Christan Bale is magnetic.
— Katie Walsh (@katiewalshstx) November 18, 2018
#Vice is a bold and horrifying film about the abuse of power and its far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. Incredible performances (Bale, Adams, Carell, Rockwell are all fantastic), and McKay’s whip-smart, inventive storytelling keeps you invested & entertained pic.twitter.com/yNupwxLVpv
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) November 18, 2018
It’s not just the weight and the makeup. Christian Bale transforms into Dick Cheney in VICE. There is not a trace of him in the voice, movement, even the eyes. pic.twitter.com/GmM6PQkcSH
— Jenelle Riley (@jenelleriley) November 18, 2018
VICE: WOW! Bold, daring, very ambitious! Bravura writing & directing by Adam McKay! Gripping & riveting dark comedy! Tour-de-force performances by #ChristianBale & #AmyAdams! Bale will WIN the Oscar for Best Actor! #ViceMovie @AnnapurnaPics pic.twitter.com/nn2qYuiTJ5
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) November 18, 2018
VICE: A scathing, sobering cry for America to wake the fuck up. (Pretty great comedy too. But then, it’s Adam McKay so you knew that.)
— Glenn Whipp (@GlennWhipp) November 18, 2018
“Vice” is exceptional. It’s also sobering as hell. Adam McKay is in full-blown character study territory and Christian Bale could win an Oscar — if we’re ready to go there with this chapter. https://t.co/8R5UbojXm3 via @variety
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) November 18, 2018
Happy to report that #Vice is as entertaining, illuminating, and infuriating as Adam McKay’s last movie, The Big Short. The sharp screenplay and the astonishing Christian Bale are locks for nominations, and I’d predict makeup, Amy Adams for supporting, and Best Picture too. pic.twitter.com/UENzQ1XcV1
— Dave Karger (@davekarger) November 18, 2018
Christian Bale does deliver an extraordinary performance in Vice that will score Oscar points. Amy Adams does too; she admires Lynne Cheney as a powerful pioneer woman. Tyler Perry met with Colin Powell, who made him read his book.
— Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) November 18, 2018
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