A fractured narrative doesn't help things flow as well as they could, but this is a film firmly anchored by the flawless performance from Benicio Del Toro, with a great supporting cast around him. Steven Soderbergh directs in an unintrusive way, the screenplay from Peter Buchman is dense and full of great moments, and this is certainly worth your time. But you have to watch the second part ASAP.
A highly compelling and impassioned look at the life of Che as a revolutionary fighter. The non linear story telling allows you to get a broad view of Stevens take on his history and the cinematography is subtly beautiful, which along side with the use of camera (masterful use of hand held where necessary), makes for a riveting and thoughtful watch.
The film is incredible in its ability to convey the raw emotion and humanism which drove the Cuban Revolution. Encompassing Che's life in the years leading up to, during, and shortly after the revolution, the film maintains a sense of chaos while leaving the viewer to take their own moral stance on the events which unfold.
3.75 Okay, MUBI, enough Man-spreading Films. You just showed "Carlos," so give us a break. Pleasantly surprised by the montage construction. The flashbacks/forwards work very well, and Del Toro's performance is excellent. Then we hit Santa Clara and the pacing comes to a screeching halt, which destroys the rhythm of the film. The city shots would have worked better if they matched the brevity of the other battles.
This movie is overall decent. Depicts a vivid and naturalistic portrait of an often thought of powerful man. It has a very interesting plot story that is like a documentary of incorporating an interview mixed with a look into the past point of view. This can be quite a difficult figure to portray as he is believed to be a hero by some people and a terrorists by others, but I think this depiction is quite effective.
Bella prova. Apprezzabile il tentativo di dare un ritratto imparziale ed umano di un personaggio talmente leggendario ed eroicizzato da rendere difficile una sua analisi precisa. La parte estetica del film è curata, meno la sceneggiatura e la sequenza dei fatti narrati, che ogni tanto si incastra risultando un pò singhiozzante. Un film interessante, nulla di più.
guevara is still as divisive as ever and regardless of what one may think of his political beliefs or practices he still remains a fascinating figure. very similar to a documentary it follows the liberation of cuba from batista's regime (thankfully avoiding a hand-held camera to make it more "real") and his un talk (opting for nice black and white sequences) combining it into a very solid and interesting movie.
It was hard to tackle a project like this, and for many reasons. There´re probably very few characters as controversial as the present one, mythologized as a hero by some and a terrorist and tyrant 4 another. Faced with a challenge of such dimensions, the position of Soderbergh seems the only possible from a clear commitment to false appearance of ambiguity. Del Toro's work is impressive.