Subtly political biopic won't interest most teens.
| Original Score: 3/5
Has a huge heart.
| Original Score: 5/5
A thought-provoking film, grounded in breathtaking scenery and engaging performances.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
For most of the viewers, regardless of their political beliefs, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES is a journey worth taking.
| Original Score: 7/10
This is the kind of movie that a serious student of the art of filmmaking will relish.
| Original Score: 4/4
In a time when so many 'biopics' are predictable love-fests, it's great to see a film that digs back into a famous person's youth and explains HOW he became so influential.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
The two leads are strong; but while the trip may have substantially moved the two travelers, the film doesn't move much until the last half-hour.
| Original Score: 2/4
As a movie, The Motorcycle Diaries is beautiful, with strong acting, breathtaking location cinematography and a vibrant story. As history, it is more dubious.
| Original Score: A-
The understated drama frequently takes a backseat to magnificent scenery, lusciously photographed by cinematographer Eric Gautier.
Many of the people they meet are unremarkable. In fact, the two main characters aren't all that interesting, either.
| Original Score: C+
... marble immortals begin their lives as mere human children, susceptible to the delights and terrors of a humming and limited world.
| Original Score: B+
Left me less than sated and unprepared for its apolitical stance on a subject who was known for his leftist radicalism.
| Original Score: C
Sells Communism like a toothpaste commercial.
Filled with the vigour and humour of youth and the depth of idealism, but carried on a tide of visceral human experience
Once you realize the film's structure, it becomes ... well, a bit on the dull side. The movie feels a lot longer than its 128 minutes.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
'The Motorcycle Diaries' explores the age-old soul of travel -- travel as means to find yourself.
| Original Score: 3/4
Portrait of the revolutionary as a young man
...[E]asily one of the warmest and accessible foreign language films released in the United States this year
| Original Score: 4/5
With his expressive face Bernal seems to show us the exact moment when Guevara turned into a revolutionary determined to rescue the poor of the earth.
Walter Salles' intelligent film captures the essence of Che Guevara as a young man but is less convincing in dramatizing his evolving political consciousness.