Che: Part Two - Guerilla

Che: Part Two - Guerilla

Che: Part Two - Guerilla

Benicio Del Toro beards up to play iconic and divisive Marxist crusader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara in the second part of the two-film, epic biopic from director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Oceans 11). Guerilla looks at Che's later life: his futile attempt to bring revolution to Bolivia in the late '60s up to his execution in the Bolivian mountains.

Click here for Che: Part One - The Argentine

2008Rating: M, contains violence, offensive language135 minsFrance, Spain, USA
DramaWarHistorical
Director:
Steven Soderbergh ('Sex, Lies, and Videotape', 'Out of Sight', 'Erin Brockovich', 'Traffic', 'Oceans 11', 'Bubble')
Writer:
Peter BuchmanBenjamin A. van der Veen
Cast:
Benicio Del ToroCarlos BardemDemián BichirJoaquim De AlmeidaPablo DuránEduard Fernández
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Reviews & comments

Slow, tragic, but mainly slow

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

If the director has gone out of his way to avoid the usual Hollywood biopic conventions, he has also withheld any suggestion of why the charismatic doctor, fighter, diplomat, diarist and intellectual theorist became and remains such a legendary figure; if anything, Che seems diminished by the way he's portrayed here.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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Che looks dazzling, whether the camera is weaving through a battle or trying to bore into Che's haunted soul. Del Toro stands up to Soderbergh's relentless scrutiny. As for the movie, it's a reward to audiences eager to break from the play-it-safe pack. Game on.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Benicio Del Toro, one of the film's producers, gives a heroic performance, not least because it's self-effacing.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The political realities of his legacy can be endlessly debated, but in this flawed work of austere beauty, the logistics of war and the language of revolution give way to something greater, a struggle that may be defined by politics but can't be contained by it.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If this earnest, two-part biopic with a total running time of 268 minutes sometimes lacks cinematic flair, the straight-ahead, chronologically-driven film will inform and, to a somewhat lesser extent, excite viewers everywhere.

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Variety

Variety

press

If the director has gone out of his way to avoid the usual Hollywood biopic conventions, he has also withheld any suggestion of why the charismatic doctor, fighter, diplomat, diarist and intellectual theorist became and remains such a legendary figure; if anything, Che seems diminished by the way he's portrayed here.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Che looks dazzling, whether the camera is weaving through a battle or trying to bore into Che's haunted soul. Del Toro stands up to Soderbergh's relentless scrutiny. As for the movie, it's a reward to audiences eager to break from the play-it-safe pack. Game on.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Benicio Del Toro, one of the film's producers, gives a heroic performance, not least because it's self-effacing.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The political realities of his legacy can be endlessly debated, but in this flawed work of austere beauty, the logistics of war and the language of revolution give way to something greater, a struggle that may be defined by politics but can't be contained by it.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If this earnest, two-part biopic with a total running time of 268 minutes sometimes lacks cinematic flair, the straight-ahead, chronologically-driven film will inform and, to a somewhat lesser extent, excite viewers everywhere.

0

Slow, tragic, but mainly slow

2.0
0