Vice

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Rated -

Re­lease Date: OUT NOW!

2015 | 18 | Blu- ray/ DVD

If the

pres­ence of Bruce Wil­lis’s name above the ti­tle of this SF thriller makes you think it’s a big and oddly over­looked stu­dio pic­ture, then the mak­ers of Vice have pulled their canny con off. This is a bot­tom- shelf cheapo, a dun­der­headed ex­ploita­tion quickie with faint echoes of West­world and Blade Run­ner in its story of sex an­droids ser­vic­ing their clients’ rape and mur­der fan­tasies.

It’s a juicy sci- fi premise, but not one that the writ­ers of Vice ever ex­plore, in­stead fash­ion­ing their script as an art­less chase movie, pop­u­lated by cliché thriller cyphers. Thomas Jane looks em­bar­rassed, and Wil­lis sim­ply bored. In the ca­reer of the Die Hard star, Vice ranks some­where be­low his ad­verts for Sky Broad­band.

Com­men­tary by the di­rec­tor and two stars; be­hind- thescenes fea­turette. Steve O’Brien

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