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3.6
1,260 Ratings

Che: Guerrilla

Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Spain, France, 2008
Biography, Drama, History

Synopsis

The second part of Steven Soderbergh’s diptych Che focuses on Ernesto Guevara (Benicio del Toro) in 1967, as he leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia.

Che: Guerrilla Directed by Steven Soderbergh
[In Che: Part Two,] the Cuba map from the overture of Part One clicks: these maps represent not just a geography, but a plan of attack. Now we know what we’re in for in Bolivia – and perhaps, elsewhere. The battle for Bolivia is thus a bigger wager than that of an exported national revolution – it is a test of the historical inevitability of communism in Latin America.
November 29, 2010
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It is only by watching the two films together that one fully comprehends the pity and the terror that are the mark of that most rare of film narratives—a genuine tragedy—and recognizes its fatally flawed hero as a martyr in the doomed twentieth-century struggle against global capitalism.
January 19, 2010
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Too emotionally dry to embrace but too ingenious to dismiss, Che is a fascinating, problematic film.
January 15, 2010
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