I guess I'm too sensitive for a movie about liberals in office. This movie really angered me and I walked out of the theatre muttering to myself. A liberal couple overheard me and commented to me. If you are highly conservative and don't like a movie that makes conservatives look rotten, don't watch this movie.
This movie does a great job capturing the excess and douchery that was the 1980's. Christian Bale does a great job as the protagonist. His dark, brooding side is fascinating to watch in action. Ultimately though, the film falls apart in the last 20 minutes or so. The ending was very disappointing to me, but it's worth watching for Bale's performance alone.