"A triumph. Walter Salles was the right choice to direct a film that, knowing enough not to push too hard, simply unfolds in front of us. Gael García Bernal has the gift of unforced magnetism, the ability to make unselfconscious sensitivity heroic on screen. Soulful and reflective…as gentle as it is potent."
"Simply spectacular! Could get a Best Picture Oscar nomination! This is the kind of movie that works so well it’s not like you are watching the film. It is like you are going along for the ride. Amazingly done."
"Thumbs up! Beautifully shot, and the chemistry between these two young actors is terrific. I was moved."
"5 stars! A superb film. With humor, exquisite compassion and visual grace."
4 stars! Joyous, inspiring and exciting! It's a trip nobody should miss. It showcases two of the best performances of the year. Gael García Bernal is superb. Rodrigo de la Serna has a shot at a best-supporting-actor nomination for his roguish performance.
"’The Motorcycle Diaries’ is Walter Salles' best film."
"4 stars! One of the most affecting and humanly realized films ever made about a great man! Director Walter Salles’ command of tone and tactics is impeccable."