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MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some sexual content/nudity.
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Sci-Fi Action Adventure Thriller
1 hr. 36 min.
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USA Release:
January 16, 2015
DVD: March 17, 2015
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fall of man to sin

robots with artificial intelligence who look, think and feel like humans

Featuring: Bruce WillisJulian Michaels
Thomas JaneRoy
Ambyr Childers … K.E.L.L.Y
Colin Egglesfield … Reiner
Bryan Greenberg … Evan
Johnathon Schaech … Chris
Charlotte Kirk … Melissa
Brett Granstaff … James
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Director: Brian A. Miller—“House of the Rising Sun” (2011)
Producer: Grindstone Entertainment Group
Emmett/Furla Films
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Distributor: Lionsgate

“World world without rules. Paradise on Earth?”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Julian Michaels (Bruce Willis) has designed the ultimate futuristic resort: VICE, where anything goes and the wealthy customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial (Ambyr Childers) becomes self-aware and escapes, she finds herself caught in the crossfire between Julian's mercenaries and a cop (Thomas Jane) who is hell-bent on shutting down Vice, and stopping the violence once and for all.

The robot staff is reset every night. Childers plays one of the robots who, thanks to an error, winds up with every memory of her entire experience at the facility, leading her to seek revenge against the resort's owner (Willis).”

This film’s plot is adapted from the 1973 movie “Westworld”.

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Movie Critics

…Bruce Willis continues his unfortunate descent into career slumming… Wait for the upcoming HBO reboot of “Westworld” instead…
—Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

…dreary, derivative… Everything about “Vice” feels like recycled goods. … [D+]
—Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

…This disposable Lionsgate cheapie centers around a futuristic pleasure factory where androids exist to fulfill men's twisted rape-and-murder fantasies. …
—Justin Chang, Variety

…“Vice” is a cheap, unimaginative version of “Blade Runner”… Dystopian sci-fi for dummies…
—Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

…“Vice” takes the basic premise from 1973’s Westworld and morphs it into an incoherent slog. … [1½/4]
—Clayton Dillard, Slant

…dopey musical score and cheesy photograph… an intriguing sci-fi thriller, but in the end it doesn’t do enough with its ideas. … [2/4]
—Kyle Smith, New York Post

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