Reviews

Aug 15, 2021
A breathtaking road trip movie across South America. A coming of age & consciousness story carried by a strong performance from Bernal.
Mar 13, 2018
Walter Salles's well-observed movie downplays politics for humanism. It's a picturesque tale that, hobbled by its episodic structure, never achieves full steam.
Mar 6, 2018
This is radical chic without the radicalism, seemingly geared toward people who find Guevara vaguely admirable but would be turned off by talk of class struggle and revolution.
Dec 15, 2010
Subtly political biopic won't interest most teens.
Dec 27, 2007
Dec 7, 2007
Has a huge heart.
Sep 27, 2006
A thought-provoking film, grounded in breathtaking scenery and engaging performances.
Dec 6, 2005
Sep 16, 2005
The episodic nature of the road movie weakens the film's momentum, but the longer sequences maintain sufficient interest to keep the viewer involved.
Jun 29, 2005
For most of the viewers, regardless of their political beliefs, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES is a journey worth taking.
Apr 17, 2005
This is the kind of movie that a serious student of the art of filmmaking will relish.
Mar 7, 2005
Mar 3, 2005
In a time when so many 'biopics' are predictable love-fests, it's great to see a film that digs back into a famous person's youth and explains HOW he became so influential.
Feb 21, 2005
The two leads are strong; but while the trip may have substantially moved the two travelers, the film doesn't move much until the last half-hour.
Feb 18, 2005
As a movie, The Motorcycle Diaries is beautiful, with strong acting, breathtaking location cinematography and a vibrant story. As history, it is more dubious.
Feb 11, 2005
The understated drama frequently takes a backseat to magnificent scenery, lusciously photographed by cinematographer Eric Gautier.
Jan 28, 2005
Many of the people they meet are unremarkable. In fact, the two main characters aren't all that interesting, either.
Jan 15, 2005
Dec 26, 2004
... marble immortals begin their lives as mere human children, susceptible to the delights and terrors of a humming and limited world.
Dec 13, 2004
Left me less than sated and unprepared for its apolitical stance on a subject who was known for his leftist radicalism.