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Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011
After the exhilaration of Part One, the mood of Part Two seems somber, almost funereal, but it's integral to the story.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 14, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 26, 2011
Part Two is the more interesting film. ... Gorgeously shot in a lyrically linear style, with combat often depicted with carefully composed extreme long shots,
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
September 14, 2010
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 23, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 27, 2009
... a deeply interesting and commercially brave movie, one that recognizes the limits inherent in cinematic biography. It is meant to be experienced, not sounded for meanings, and is weakest when Soderbergh caves into his poetic impulses...
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 26, 2009
The film's narrative flow is less driven by events, which are revealed in spurts, but are drawn along as their inevitable consequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)
February 26, 2009
The persuasiveness of the film's reconstructions is impressive, but there is hardly ever any tension. It's hard to tell exactly what Soderbergh was hoping to achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 26, 2009
It's well staged, but a good deal less gripping than the first part and the political background is less clear than it might have been.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
February 26, 2009
The saving graces are a commanding performance from Del Toro and the inspirational humanity of Guevara; even facing defeat and death he still has an unshakable belief that right will prevail and social justice will flourish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
February 20, 2009
Che Two is deeply impressive: austerely confident, coherent and mysterious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

The Sun (UK)
February 20, 2009
Benicio Del Toro is superb as the asthmatic, pipe-smoking Che, while the supporting cast capture the frustration of a disintegrating armed struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
February 20, 2009
Having given us Che the icon, Del Toro now gives us Che the man: an asthmatic, flawed individual, powerless to prevent events spiralling out of his control. The film itself is far less compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Male
Empire Magazine
February 19, 2009
Like Guevara's slog through the Bolivian undergrowth, Che Part Two is a hallucinatory journey into the heart of darkness, defined by a performance of great presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
February 19, 2009
Saying that a film has too much insight is hardly damning.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
February 19, 2009
A gripping, astringent portrayal of what happens when you try to force a revolution on territory which isn't fertile ground, in and of itself, Soderbergh's second instalment exerts a certain analytical intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
February 19, 2009
Darker in tone and more introspective thematically, Che: Part 2 is the more interesting of the two films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 19, 2009
His film is brilliantly shot, capturing the chilly bareness of the landscapes through which the rebels yomp, but it's formalist and clinical to a degree that will challenge viewers eager to identify with the figures it depicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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