A flailing, overlong mess of a film that has no idea what it's trying to say, with storytelling that has all the grace of a shotgun blast. Bale's resemblance to Cheney was uncanny though. On paper, that character is a void, but Bale really nails Cheney's laconic, gruff persona. It's an astonishing transformation. Best part: "[Karl] Rove's a hack."

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