Magazine February 23, 2009, Issue

Boring from Within

A Bolivian boy shows “Che” Guevara’s drawing in La Higuera, in December 15, 1995. (David Mercado/Reuters)
A review of Che

There are two ways to watch Steven Soderbergh’s Che. The two-part, 257-minute immersion in the life, times, and military campaigns of Latin America’s most iconic Marxist has been released simultaneously in theaters and on your local cable company’s pay-per-view, so it can be experienced on the big screen with a single intermission, or at a more leisurely and intermittent pace on your living-room couch. I do not advise seeing this movie under any circumstances, but if see it you must, the couch is decidedly the way to go. You’ll be grateful for the pause button, and for the chance to

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