San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
A superb film.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
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.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A steady, soulful film experience. It's got poetry to it - the poetry of humanity.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A mesmerizing look at an asthmatic, rich-boy medical student in the act of discovering his insurgent spirit.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
More coming-of-age story than biopic, this Guevara odyssey is a transformative adventure well worth watching.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A convincing, entertaining portrait of the revolutionist as a young man.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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.
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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.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
For a movie, this feels inadequate, despite its splendors and, later, its social dismay. It does, however, have the makings of a grand postcard.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Glazed over by its worship of Che Guevara.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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