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Based on 37 Reviews
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A mesmerizing look at an asthmatic, rich-boy medical student in the act of discovering his insurgent spirit. show more

  • 100
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    A superb film. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    More coming-of-age story than biopic, this Guevara odyssey is a transformative adventure well worth watching. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A convincing, entertaining portrait of the revolutionist as a young man. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A steady, soulful film experience. It's got poetry to it - the poetry of humanity. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    There is no great story being told here. Mostly, it is a conventional road movie - a buddy comedy even - about the quests of two likable guys. The memoirs exist only because of Guevara's subsequent fame as a revolutionary leader in Cuba, Congo and Bolivia. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A smartly scoped story of great personal growth and transformation. It's not hard to see the personality/political basis for Che's later revolutionary actions. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    One thing few will disagree on is the quality of the film's acting, especially by Gael García Bernal as Guevara and Rodrigo de la Serna as his friend. Both effortlessly embody the footloose, sometimes feckless quality of this "On the Road"-style adventure. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A gorgeous, poetic and stirring epic. show more

  • 100
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Lovely, heartfelt and unforced. show more

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