Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) (2008)


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, Rovi

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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
Elvira Mínguez
as Celia Sanchez
Unax Ugalde
as Little Cowboy
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 (52) | Top Critics (6)

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

Feb 19, 2009 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

This isn't a biography -- it's a nature show where Guevara is the lion.

Jan 8, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Twice as long as it needs to be, but it is also only half the movie it should have been.

Jan 7, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…

It seems the most important point the director wanted to make was that Mr. Guevara accomplished all he did while fighting terrible asthma attacks.

Dec 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Soderbergh's austere narration and intent to wilfully frustrate a conventional, hagiographical account of Che will alienate, but the steadfastness of this approach bears fruit

Dec 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At times it is beguiling, but Soderbergh is no Malick, and trying to copy him is a bad move.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

five stars!

MisterYoda ?
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

Say what you want about the man's politics, you gotta admire his huevos.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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