Chevolution
Chevolution (2008)

On March 5, 1960, Che Guevara, one of the architects of the Cuban revolution, attended a memorial service for seventy-five men who died while explosive cargo was being unloaded from a ship in the Havana harbor. Photographer Alberto Korda… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 19, 2010
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Zippy enough, if a little meandering, and spends equal time on the man and the myth.

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Ian Buckwalter
DCist

A history of Guevara that not only succeeds in avoiding either blind lionization or reactionary condemnation, but that looks at him via the lens through which we most often see him: a single iconic photograph.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Film-makers Trisha Ziff and Luis Lopez ask how and why the wisdom of the crowd decided that this image should not merely be a badge of youth radicalism, but an icon of purity.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

The pic comes off as too scattershot to do anything but skim the questions it raises about the nature of the image as spiritual beacon and corporate logo.

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Phil Hall
IdentityTheory

A genuinely interesting film about a photograph that still, after 50 years, continues to haunt and intrigue us.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Balanced, thought-provoking, and unexpectedly compelling.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

The Cannes Che, probably a film no one will see again, is a big, sprawling, ambitious mess. It's less a grand-opera mess than a beautifully constructed machine whose parts don't all quite work together.

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Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies

A tight, energetic documentary.

Tom Dawson
Total Film

This illuminating doc lucidly lays out the history, legacy and legal wrangles surrounding Alberto Korda's iconic portrait of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Panta Oz
Interesting attempt to explore the phenomenon of Che Guevara from a different angle. Chevolution is trying to track the legendary revolutionary's life,… More