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Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) Reviews

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 29, 2009
Certainly Soderbergh gives you a sense of the boredom of war - as the days tick by on the screen, you feel your own will to live begin to falter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
February 20, 2009
This plodding, one-paced, dramatically inert movie is almost entirely surface description.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
February 19, 2009
Director Steven Soderbergh's one-dimensional portrait of the revolutionary hero continues unabated in the second part of his over-reverential biopic.
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
January 8, 2009
This isn't a biography -- it's a nature show where Guevara is the lion.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 25, 2009
The film quickly turns into what can best be described as a lot of wandering around in the Bolivian jungle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
December 27, 2008
These are films that are certainly thought out clearly but not nearly felt enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 7, 2009
Twice as long as it needs to be, but it is also only half the movie it should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
February 27, 2009
At this length, that's an unforgivable sin.
| Original Score: 1.5/4

February 19, 2009
Why Bolivia? We don't know, and by the time Guevara picks his way to capture and execution it's hard to care.
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
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 23, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
Brian Orndorf
January 8, 2009
Coming directly after the enthralling sweep of The Argentine, it's easy to lose some faith in Soderbergh's ability to obtain a consistent pace to the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 19, 2009
This film is stronger than the first. The pale, sepulchral tones give a ritualistic eeriness to the long pursuit scenes.
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
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
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