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2015 | 18 | Blu- ray/ DVD
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