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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Even though the women are robots and the good guys' goal is to shut down the resort, the movie heavily showcases violence against women, and certain male characters seem to be enjoying it. At the climax of the movie, the main female character has a makeover to become sexier before the showdown.
Positive Role Models
Mainly horrible people; females are victims. No one to be proud of or to emulate.
Violence & Scariness
Brutal violence against women (even though the women are robots). Shooting, slapping, choking, beating, kicking, being held at knife point. Montage of disturbing behavior toward women, including suggestions of rape. Shoot outs, dead bodies. Fighting. A bloody face. Explosions.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A topless woman. Suggestions of foreplay and sex. Sex in silhouette. Moaning sounds. Kissing. Women treated as sex objects. Sexy dancing/grinding in a nightclub.
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Frequent use of words including "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "c---sucker," "son of a bitch," "damn," "wanker," "hell," and "swear to God."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink shots in a bar in more than one scene.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Vice is a terrible sci-fi-action film about a fictional resort that allows people to live out their most outrageous fantasies of sex and violence (mostly the latter). Even though the movie is supposed to be a commentary on this notion, it ends up showcasing strong, brutal violence against women (the fact that the women are robots doesn't help). It's largely bloodless, but the laundry list includes plenty of shooting and fighting, beatings, choking, death, and the suggestion of rape. A topless female is shown, and sex is heavily implied, with sounds, silhouettes, kissing, and sexy dancing/grinding. Language includes several uses of "f--k" and "s--t," and characters are shown on several occasions drinking shots in social settings. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Director Brian A. Miller and star Bruce Willis previously gave us the terrible The Prince, and now they're back with this equally terrible entry. VICE steals ideas from movies like Westworld and The Purge but doesn't add anything fresh. It seems bent on showcasing nasty violence against women, and it doesn't matter that they're robots and that the good guys are outraged; the violence is still there, and the movie can't seem to get enough.
Besides being morally questionable, the movie is poorly made. The dialogue is painfully clunky and overly explanatory, and the actors -- whether newcomer or veteran -- can't make it work. Jane's performance is like a parody of acting, and even Willis seems distressingly awkward, speaking his villainous plans out loud. The plot moves in disconnected fits and starts, and the action is sub-par. Be virtuous and avoid this Vice.
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