Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)

Critics 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, Rovi

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Cast

Benicio Del Toro
as Ernesto Che Guevara
Rodrigo Santoro
as Raul Castro
Joaquim de Almeida
as President René Barrientos
Santiago Cabrera
as Camillo Cienfuegos
Jordi Molla
as Capt. Vargas
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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Audience Reviews for Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)

  • Nov 29, 2011
    Visually gorgeous but still just as emotionally distant as its first half, "Che: Part Two" offers an understated look at the conclusion of the revolt that the famed titular revolutionary tried to inspire in Latin America, only to find himself eventually betrayed by those that he thought he was helping. Del Toro's physical appearance matches that of Che's and his performance is thoughtful, but unfortunately, he isn't given much to do. Those who know little of Che's life outside of this film will find themselves struggling to maintain interest due to Soderbergh's realistic but removed approach. "Che: Part Two" contains some beautiful images and a haunting score from Alberto Iglesias, but there simply isn't enough in it to hold the viewer's attention.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2011
    In this second part of the ongoing and incredible documentary re-enacted to perfection by Benicio Del Toro as the Argentine revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. This film shows the struggle and the accomplishments that the seasoned guerrillas went through under the heat given by Fulgencio Batista which His friend and confidant Fidel Castro made every attempt to over throw. Viewing the second part of this film you actuallu feel the pain that the guerrillas go through along with the pain and ultimate sacrifice of being the saviors for freedom from dictatorship. It is gripping as you watch how hard they worked to stay together despite the odds of the Cuban forces. Make every attempt that you can to see this...it is proof that freedom isn't ever free.
    Fascade F Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2011
    A sprawling, epic look at the life of Che Guevara through the lense of Steven Soderbergh. Del Toro is brilliant in the lead.
    Graham J Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2011
    Let me start off this review by saying that although Che is smartly divided into two separate feature length films, both run at roughly 135 minutes, it should be watched as a whole in order to garner the entire experience. The second part of Che is a much more bleak film and shows Che and his movement in full decline for many reasons but mainly because the people of Bolivia don't emphasize with Che and what his armed struggle can do for their people. Without the support of the people and a persistent struggle to survive, the film ultimately ends with Che being executed in Bolivia. This powerful scene is the only POV shot in the entire film and we get to see what Che sees as he falls to the ground and breathes his last breaths. Benicio Del Toro gives another solid and understated performance as Che and is the heart of the film. While the film may be one-sided, only showing the good and honorable things Che stood for and acted upon and none of the bad, it is a powerful work and praise goes out to the crew and actors involved. This is a much more slow and darker film then it's first part but is essential in order to show what Che's ultimate fate would become. The colors in the film are muted and seem much more bland then the first showing the downright ugly struggle for freedom. While this is not as entertaining as the first part of Che, it's also essential and a more thoughtfully created piece of film making. Both parts needs to be seen consecutively in order to fully comprehend the entire film and story of it's characters, mainly Che Guevara, and should be viewed as soon as possible in order to put them together.
    Chris B Super Reviewer

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