Listen To Me Marlon

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Listen to Me Marlon offers a fascinating look at the inner life of a Hollywood icon, told in his own words.

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Unbeknownst to the public, Marlon Brando - a great star who remained deliberately mysterious to the press and the world at large for his entire professional life - created a vast archive of personal audio and visual materials over the course of his lifetime, often deeply confessional and completely without vanity or evasion. Now - for the first time ever - those recordings come to life in Riley's film. Charting his exceptional career as an actor and his extraordinary life away from the stage and screen, the film reveals the complexities and contradictions that were Marlon Brando by telling the story in his own words - and only his own words, revealing a man more humane and compelling than anyone ever could have imagined. (C) Showtime

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  • Like the man himself, compelling and confounding in equal measure.

    Oct 23, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • "Listen to my voice," he says, in a soft adenoidal whisper. "Just let go," adds the Godfather star and Greatest American Screen Actor Who Ever Lived, before pausing dramatically, and topping it off with, "Let your mind drift."

    Oct 22, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • There's an eerie, unearthly fascination to this documentary ...

    Oct 22, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Listen to Me Marlon is an offer so intimate that no film fan should refuse.

    Sep 25, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a one-of-a-kind film about a one-of-a-kind screen legend, a man who transformed acting without ever really knowing what he thought of it.

    Sep 25, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • A fascinating and extraordinary journey.

    Sep 24, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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