The Motorcycle Diaries

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 91
  2. Negative: 12 out of 91

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  1. JamesM.
    Nov 18, 2004
    A completely boring and ponderous film that frankly, ranks among the worst of the year!
  2. AndrewS.
    Nov 18, 2004
    Incredibly bland, dull and lifeless film that is overlong and extremely shallow. The director is very overrated.
  3. JoeyT.
    Nov 18, 2004
    Pretention of a high-order, this film is vacuous and stilted, with a bad performance at its center.
  4. BartT.
    Oct 6, 2004
    One of the most ponderous films to come down the road in a long time, from one of the most overestimated foreign directors. Little happens, Bernal sleepwalks through his role, and the film is way too long!
  5. SamJ.
    Sep 29, 2004
    If you've seen the trailer of this static, episodic, and totally uninvolving film, you would have had all you need to have. Bernal underplays his role and there is no depth or insight. A very overated film from an overated director. There were some critics who did pan the film, and I expressed agreement completely. This is a pretty-to-look-at travelogue and nothing more.
  6. BobE.
    Oct 6, 2004
    Do the users who give this film a "10" have any criteria to judge this film on this level. It was dull, pointless, all eye-candy and little depth. If this pretension deserves a "10" what is there really left to acknowledge quality in other films?
  7. BenA.
    Oct 8, 2004
    A ludicrously rosy portrait of a future mass murderer. "Motorcycle Diaries" is as little in touch with reality as Che's blinkered devotees.
  8. Dan
    Feb 15, 2005
    Why do you misguided fools find so much heroism in a Communist genocidal maniac? Please folks, open your eyese and realize that Ernesto Guevara has done nothing to deserve your respect, let alone you love. He has erned my disgust and hatred. He should recieve more. This man is nothing but a Communist pig and men who made the film are Commy bastards too.
  9. J.Pool
    Feb 17, 2005
    At best, something to watch with your travel agent freinds- nice scenery or So. Am. The reality is that "Che", later in life, becomes the great advodate of genocide, dicatatorship and communism. Those giving the film a 10 surely do not undersand the scale. 10 =best. 0= worst.
  10. ballbearing
    Mar 20, 2005
    Excessively long, yet still fails to make a point. Avoid at all costs.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 67
    "Dr. Goodlove," or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Proletariat" might have been a better title for this ingratiatingly loopy origin story about prerevolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
  2. 100
    Lovely, heartfelt and unforced.
  3. 50
    It's much easier to linger on his youthful idealism than on how that idealism eventually manifested itself. It certainly makes for a much prettier picture. But when your subject is Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara, it is disingenuous.