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Benicio Del Toro Shines in Steven Soderbergh’s Mesmerizing ‘Che’

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CHICAGO – Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” not only features one of the best recent performances by the excellent Benicio Del Toro but this challenging biopic, unlike any that has been made in years, is one of the best films of 2008.

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

Critics and audiences who are constantly lamenting the lack of filmmakers truly willing to take risks and provoke discussion should look no further than the two-part “Che”, opening as one experience in the “Roadshow Edition,” at the Landmark Century in Chicago today.

StarRead Brian Tallerico’s full review of “Che” in our reviews section.

The multi-talented Soderbergh wants to provoke discussion with his complex recreation of what it was like to be in the company of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. He doesn’t believe that the life of “Che” should be easily disposable entertainment and he has made a film that reflects that artistic mind-set.

In one of the best performances of the year and one that should be in a lot more of the awards season discussion than it has been, Benicio Del Toro plays Guevara during the two most crucial parts of his life.

‘Che’ stars Benicio Del Toro, Demian Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Franka Potente, and Catalina Sandino Moreno. ‘Che,’ which was written by Peter Buckman and Benjamin A. van der Veen and directed by Steven Soderbergh, opened in Chicago on January 16, 2009 at Landmark Century.

StarContinue reading for Brian Tallerico’s full “Che” review.

Benicio Del Toro as Che and Catalina Sandino Moreno as Aleida Guevara in CHE directed by Steven Soderbergh
Benicio Del Toro as Che and Catalina Sandino Moreno as Aleida Guevara in Che directed by Steven Soderbergh
Photo credit: Daniel Daza

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