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Che: Part One (The Argentine) Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011
The myth somehow deserves better.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 24, 2011
The quality of the film is more than a testament to Mr Del Toro's acting skills, it is a reminder that Hollywood can make great films without 'selling out'.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 26, 2011
The director sees Guevara as a pure humanitarian. ... The films are excellent, but understanding this complex historical figure requires more than one source.
June 13, 2010
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 | Original Score: 8.9/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 4, 2010
simultaneously a Hollywood throwback with its lengthy, four-and-a-half-hour roadshow grandiosity and a challenging experiment in genre reformulation
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
January 17, 2010
Che is a ground-level study in perseverance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
October 1, 2009
Those who have read something about this will get more out of the movies, but it's not compulsory. I saw both parts in one day and the experience was absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
October 1, 2009
The Guevara portrayed here has humour but no irony: his commitment to the revolutionary ethos leaves little room for doubt, neurosis, or private loyalties of any kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
October 1, 2009
Soderbergh has made two almost perfect war films, more like the Rings Trilogy than The Green Berets.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
September 30, 2009
A major disappointment. Soderbergh has stripped the story of most of its drama and though Del Toro, who won Best Actor at Cannes last year, is very convincing as Che, this Spanish-language film almost seems like an anti-movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 30, 2009
Overall, a worthwhile venture if you have always wanted to know more about Guevara's controversial legacy, but were unsure where to start.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Geoff Andrew
Time Out Sydney
September 29, 2009
It's not a Hollywood-style movie - it demands patience and proper attention - but it's a great movie, and rewards magnificently.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
September 29, 2009
An extraordinary performance from Benicio Del Toro anchors this long but gripping film based on a powerful true story.
Gavin Bond
Sunday Times (Australia)
September 28, 2009
Ultimately, not only does this epic enlighten but one hopes it may help to rekindle some of the revolutionary spirit that seems to be sadly lacking in contemporary society.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 26, 2009
Great showcase for Benicio del Toro, of course, a wonderful actor who gives it his all. But Che, the T shirt hero of three generations, is a myth that so many today THINK Che stood for.
Mike Scott
September 4, 2009
It is interesting. It is ambitious. It is well-assembled, and it is beautifully shot. And it is long -- so long, in fact, that Soderbergh broke his project into two parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 29, 2009
All the excitement of a wet weekend in Bognor.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 27, 2009
Sem cometer o erro de usar a guerrilha nas montanhas como desculpa para conferir um caráter de "longa de ação" ao projeto, O Argentino é basicamente um filme de idéias políticas.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 18, 2009
Del Toro and Soderbergh portray the man as something more than just an animated version of the image that festoons the T-shirts of thousands of armchair revolutionaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Beth Accomando
March 17, 2009
Del Toro's performance is fine and there are many strong moments (including some wonderful black and white footage of Che in New York) but the parts are better than the whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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