Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)
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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. ~… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Saying that a film has too much insight is hardly damning."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"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."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"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."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"The film quickly turns into what can best be described as a lot of wandering around in the Bolivian jungle."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Twice as long as it needs to be, but it is also only half the movie it should have been."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Part Two is the more interesting film. ... Gorgeously shot in a lyrically linear style, with combat often depicted with carefully composed extreme long shots,"
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"... 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..."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"At this length, that's an unforgivable sin."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"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."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"After the exhilaration of Part One, the mood of Part Two seems somber, almost funereal, but it's integral to the story."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"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."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
"The film's narrative flow is less driven by events, which are revealed in spurts, but are drawn along as their inevitable consequences."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"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."
‑ Edward Porter, Sunday Times (UK)
"Che Two is deeply impressive: austerely confident, coherent and mysterious."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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