Che - Part Two details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Lou Diamond Phillips, Benicio Del Toro, Benicio Del Toro, Benjamin Bratt, Monique Curnen, Franka Potente, Julia Ormond, Edgar Ramirez|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
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Che - Part Two
|2hrs 9 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Benicio Del Toro returns as Che Guevara in the second part of Steven Soderberghs biopic.
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Very good but watch the 1st part firstBy a customer from Leeds , 01 Jan 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]Just came back from a pre-screening of both parts and have to say that I had great five hours in the cinema. This (second) part tells the story of Ches efforts in Bolivia after his success in Cuba. Most of us know him from his activities in Cuba, hence this part is really worth watching. I am really glad that I had a chance to watch both parts at once. It was like watching two different scenarios of same concept. If you can then you should spare four and a half hours and watch both parts together after they release the second in February.
Really good effort from Soderbergh. Benicios performance was outstanding.
Be prepared to read subtitles most of the time unless you know Spanish.
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Disappointing and way too longBy agy (8 reviews) from London , 11 Oct 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWas really looking forward to this and felt really let down. The historical context is not explained, it is unclear why characters behave the way they do and they spend all their time running away in the forest...for what feels like ages. In the end I just lost interest.
much better that part 1 !!!By majortom2001 (73 reviews) from Worthing, UK , 29 Sep 2010I know not much of a review is it - much better than part 1? I really found part 1 tedious in the extreme and was very disappointed by it. This second film seems to have a bit more pace to it and the last 20 to 30 mins of it are actually very good and worth watching !!!! Benicio at last starts to act in the movie (he has an asthma attack at one point). up until then the film is dull turgid plodding. This time the action is in Bolivia so the scenery is nicer but the rebels are still starving, hiding in forests etc. Not a very glamorous life being a communist insurgent is it ? it put me off! Worth watching for the last 30 mins or so, Skip the rest. Skip part 1
Really good, very well shot tooBy theoki (5 reviews) from London , 13 Sep 2010Def in the top-3 of 2008... Better than part I, keeping the tempo and following a straight-line plot which the first was missing. Very well shot too, you feel you re almost there. Brings out all the drama and intensity of Che's murder in the end, Del Toro gives an amazing performance.
A DirgeBy a customer from LDN , 22 Jun 2010Che Pt 1 was a masterful retelling of a fascinating period of history. This sequel drags through a much less compelling and ill-fated Bolivian episode, and as such is a much less compelling watch. The characters, although well acted, are hermetic to a degree, failing to elicit a flicker of empathy. The plot is an interminable jungle march with interchangeable combat scenes. Little political context is provided. If the aim was to illustrate the strength of Che's conviction even when entirely cut off from his infrastructure and chain of command, then I guess this long, boring film does that much. But it seems like a missed opportunity to tell a wider story of offer any deeper insight into the man himself beyond a dogged, one-dimensional persona.
Good filmBy a customer from London , 19 Jun 2010Good film! but didn't quite enjoy it as much as the first, but still very well made and excellent acting.