The Motorcycle Diaries

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 90
  2. Negative: 12 out of 90

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  1. Albert
    Jun 9, 2006
    6
    Just a correct road movie, with beautiful photography and good acting. Unfortunately it lacks a litle bit more depth. Guevara's moral coming of age is determined by too few episodes. "How much unjustice", he claims when he's about to return to Argentina. And anyone who knows South America, and anyone who has read his diaries, knows he met quite a lot more reasons to become Just a correct road movie, with beautiful photography and good acting. Unfortunately it lacks a litle bit more depth. Guevara's moral coming of age is determined by too few episodes. "How much unjustice", he claims when he's about to return to Argentina. And anyone who knows South America, and anyone who has read his diaries, knows he met quite a lot more reasons to become conscious about what was/is happening in the continent. Anyway. I would like to make just one coment to a couple of the site users : I don't know what you are taught in your History classes in the USA, but to consider Che Guevara a mass murderer reveals either an absolute abscence of knowledge on the subject, or an absolute abscence of knowledge of the english language. Expand
  2. Diana
    Mar 11, 2005
    4
    It takes more than a nice landscape and a famous hero to make a good movie. reactions to the movie would be a bit more tame, if it was not about che.
  3. KesslerS.
    Mar 16, 2005
    5
    Overrated!
  4. KevinE.
    Mar 28, 2005
    6
    The relationship between this film and the ultimate political story of Che Guevara is insignificant. This was a lazy, sometimes silly travelogue of South America with a few shots of idealism thrown in. Overly simplistic on almost every level, especially sexual. This could have been such a rich story, lushly told, passionate..instead it really just whimpers along and doesn't reveal The relationship between this film and the ultimate political story of Che Guevara is insignificant. This was a lazy, sometimes silly travelogue of South America with a few shots of idealism thrown in. Overly simplistic on almost every level, especially sexual. This could have been such a rich story, lushly told, passionate..instead it really just whimpers along and doesn't reveal anything particularly interesting about the human condition. It is pale next to the true story of Guevara and the communist movement. Expand
Metascore
75

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.