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even if you don't like history...
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written by nkeller May 15, 2007 - 9:12 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
this film has amazing/gorgeous cinematography. the scene with macchu picchu is something you'll never see in your life, because it's completely empty (i'm sure that took great coordination, because it's so full of tourists now).
if you've never heard of che, read a book, and if you're too lazy to do that, then start with this film.

plus, gael garcia bernal is hot.

Beginnings of a revolution
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written by speakreflection November 1, 2006 - 8:46 AM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
I grew up in a time where Che was more of a ad campigin than a real life person to me. Watching kids from the GAP displaying their Che shirts was disgusting to me. I knew of the man. I knew a bit of his history but watching this movie gave me more of an interest on how a man on track to become a doctor became a revolutionary fighter unlike any we have seen in the past 50 years. Bernal is of course brilliant in his understated beginning following through all the way to his birth at the end. You can see in his eyes how everything is beginning that search, that change.
I think the brilliance in this movie is also the timing. You don't see the wars he waged afterward but you know that this man won't sit quietly.
Finally in my life.
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna is more than just Che.

Gently inspiring
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written by SBarnett April 11, 2006 - 5:42 PM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
This gentle, sentimental film manages to inspire while treading very lightly over dangerous politics. The young Guevara is very ably played by Bernal, but de la Serna is even better as Granados--he steals the film. Some of the "minor" characters, many played by nonactors, are unforgettable--the mining couple, the Chilean girls, the elderly professor. The locations are superb and give a real feeling of time and place, and the shots of the "Snortin' Norton" in action make you feel like you're there. But Guevara's political transformation is seen from a distance, through a fog, almost as if the filmmakers were afraid to take a bold, forthright stand. The film is especially timely now--as is Che's compelling and still-revolutionary vision of America united.

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