The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de Motocicleta)
The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de Motocicleta) (2004)

In 1952, two young Argentines, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America. Ernesto is a 23-year-old medical student specializing in leprology, and Alberto, 29, is a biochemist. The tale… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 15, 2005
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
84%
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User Score
92%



Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Motorcycle Diaries is heartfelt and profound in its rendering of the formative experiences that turn Ernesto "Che" Guerva into a famous revolutionary.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A marvelous road picture and boys-become-men adventure, full of the best kind of idealism.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Quietly exhilarating, soulful and sincerely romantic.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Subtly political biopic won't interest most teens.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

A dull, unsatisfying experience -- as well as inconclusive.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It's about the gradual wakening into awareness, the graduation from carefree youth to responsible adulthood.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Has a huge heart.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Well-acted, beautifully shot and broad and personal, The Motorcycle Diaries is nonetheless undermined in the end by a clunky search for meaning and depth that seems forced.

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Whether you want to see The Motorcycle Diaries as entirely a personal story or as social and political allegory, it captures a far different and far more vulnerable Ernesto Guevara than the one we think we know.

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Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

A thought-provoking film, grounded in breathtaking scenery and engaging performances.


Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin Cookman
As a road trip film, it's stellar. As a historical insight into the events and psychological gear grinding that influenced the revolutionary leader known… More
Cynthia S.
I just watched this movie for the second time. I really like this movie. It doesn't hurt that Gael Bernal is a very good actor, also....but that was just… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Whatever the intentions of its filmmakers what ultimately succeeds here is the opening of South America as more than simply a world party/nightclub stop as two… More
Curtis Lilly
Didn't hold my interest very much. Kinda seemed just like a movie to show how wonderful of a person Che Guevara was. Could somebody be that selfless?… More
Raymond Wieser
The Motorcycle Diaries is a wonderful, heartfelt film about two Argentinians who decide to bike across South America from Buenos Aires, to Valpariso, and on to… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Before he changed the world the world changed him"</i> The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth… More

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