There is a lot, however, that the audience will not learn from this big movie, which has some big problems as well as major virtues. In between the two periods covered in “Che,” Guevara was an important player in the Castro government, but his brutal role in turning a revolutionary movement into a dictatorship goes virtually unmentioned. This, along with Benicio Del Toro’s soulful and charismatic performance, allows Mr. Soderbergh to preserve the romantic notion of Guevara as a martyr and an iconic figure, an idealistic champion of the poor and oppressed. By now, though, this image seems at best naïve and incomplete, at worst sentimental and dishonest. More to the point, perhaps, it is not very interesting.BRAVO.
- HOLLYWOOD SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR GLORIFYING A MASS MURDERER WHO SUPPORTED A TOTALITARIAN TYRANNY.
- WOULD THEY DO THE SAME FOR STALIN?
- THEY MIGHT AS WELL IF THEY CONTINUE TO DO SO FOR THE LIKES OF CHE.