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Che

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Daniel Daza

Che

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
262 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/12/08
Wide Release Date:
01/24/09
performer:
Benicio Del Toro, Santiago Cabrera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Jorge Perugorria, Rodrigo Santoro
director:
Steven Soderbergh
author:
Peter Buchman, Benjamin A. van der Veen
genre:
Biography

We gave it a B+

This two-part Steven Soderbergh-directed biopic stars Benicio Del Toro as the title Argentine revolutionary Ernesto ”Che” Guevara. In 1956, the young physician joins a group of 80 Fidel Castro-led rebels to overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Considered a hero by some and a criminal by others, Che eventually disappears, reemerging in South America to recruit guerrilla warriors and attempts to spark a revolution throughout Latin America.