[King] is unfailingly articulate, gentlemanly and modest but this is a movie where more music, less talk would definitely have been an improvement.
| Original Score: 3/4
An intuitive and appealing documentary about the life of one of the world's most recognised Blues musicians, but BB King: The Life of Riley sometimes grows a bit repetitive and its chronological sequence is rather bland.
| Original Score: 3/5
Too many people know this man as just the source vocalist from Moby's classic 'Natural Blues'; hopefully this will change that.
| Original Score: 4/5
[An] authoritative British documentary on [King's] long, impressive career.
In the music business, 'legend' is an over-used word: see this and understand what it means.
Conscientious documentary toasting and contextualising blues guitarist BB King's life and work.
It would have been nice if the movie had allowed voices less fannish than those of King's peers and childhood friends to make the case for the signficance of 'The King of the Blues.'
| Original Score: 2.5/4