Che: Part One
Drama • NR • 2008 • 2 hr 14 min
Good historical biographical drama with great performances
Great performance of Benicio del Toro and amazing storytelling
Detailed and engaging portrait of a hero (for some), great cinematic story, great acting.
Benicio seemed made to play Che. This film articulates Fidel and Che's opinions very well as we see their side of the Cuban revolution.
Del Toro gives a career defining performance as Che Guevara.
Benicio del Toro is mesmerizing and brings charisma and sympathy to a very unsympathetic character. Appropriately gritty
Gives a sight into history of a influential man.
What a life and character? Hard to fathom his motivations. Solid effort bringing it all together.
Sets up the Cuban Revolution quite well, making the most of it's slow pace to show the rise of Che and Castro.
Glorification of this college bumper sticker should be shunned. A socialist who helped Castro come into his awful dictatorship is not a hero
The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.