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Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) (2008)

Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)



Critic Consensus: The second part of Soderbergh's biopic is a dark, hypnotic and sometimes frustrating portrait of a warrior in decline, with a terrific central performance from Del Toro.

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Part 2 of director Steven Soderbergh's Che Guevara saga begins with the famed Cuban revolutionary at the absolute peak of his fame and power. Disappearing suddenly, Guevara subsequently resurfaces in Bolivia to organize a modest group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits in preparation for the Latin American Revolution. But while the Bolivian campaign would ultimately fail, the tenacity, sacrifice, and idealism displayed by Guevara during this period would make him a symbol of heroism to followers around the world. Parts 1 and 2 were screened together at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for some violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Buchman, Benjamin A. van der Veen, Steven Soderbergh
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 12, 2008
Box Office: $2.0M
IFC Films

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Benicio Del Toro
as Ernesto Che Guevara
Rodrigo Santoro
as Raul Castro
Joaquim de Almeida
as President René Barri...
Jordi Molla
as Capt. Vargas
Santiago Cabrera
as Camillo Cienfuegos
Edgar Ramirez
as Ciro Redondo
Victor Rasuk
as Rogelio Acevedo
Unax Ugalde
as Little Cowboy
Elvira Mínguez
as Celia Sanchez
Yul Vázquez
as Alejandro Ramirez
Carlos Bardem
as Moises Guevara
Demian Bichir
as Fidel Castro
Eduard Fernández
as Ciro Algaranaz
Marc-Andre Grondin
as Regis Debray
Julia Ormond
as Lisa Howard
Gastón Pauls
as Ciros Bustos
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Critic Reviews for Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (6)

Saying that a film has too much insight is hardly damning.

Full Review… | February 19, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

After the exhilaration of Part One, the mood of Part Two seems somber, almost funereal, but it's integral to the story.

Full Review… | August 16, 2011
East Bay Express

As a standalone film this is far less enjoyable than the first, but there is enough in here to engage and entertain for the duration.

Full Review… | March 14, 2011
What Culture

Part Two is the more interesting film. ... Gorgeously shot in a lyrically linear style, with combat often depicted with carefully composed extreme long shots,

Full Review… | January 26, 2011

Soderbergh has no interest in sentimentality, or back story, or even really in Guevara's philosophy, except as a rigorously footnoted onscreen reflection. Practically rejecting outright the concept of poetic license, Che is radical as a biopic.

Full Review… | June 13, 2010

Certainly Soderbergh gives you a sense of the boredom of war - as the days tick by on the screen, you feel your own will to live begin to falter.

Full Review… | June 29, 2009
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)

This well-made second chapter of Soderbergh's two-part epic, centered now on Che in the Bolivian guerrilla, is more objective than the first one and does a better job to portray the character more as a man than a hero, which helps make it a slight improvement over Part 1.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

five stars!

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

A sprawling, epic look at the life of Che Guevara through the lense of Steven Soderbergh. Del Toro is brilliant in the lead.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

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