Variety‘s Anne Thompson is reporting that the “buzz is good” on Benicio del Toro‘s performance as Che Guevara in Steven Soderbergh‘s The Argentine and Guerrilla, which will show in tandem in Cannes tomorrow night. A guy who’s seen both films told me last night that Del Toro’s performance is so intense he’s “almost scary.”
I’ve heard two other things — one from a journalist with a contact who’s seen it, and a director who gets around and tends to hear pretty good stuff. The journalist claims that Guerilla gave his friend “the feeling of ‘why am I watching this?” — the guy having enjoyed The Argentine much more. The director says he’s been told that Guerilla is the far superior of the two.