Listen To Me Marlon Reviews

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April 18, 2019
Stylistically Listen to Me Marlon is lyrical, emotive and, for its sheer formal qualities, quite perfect.
April 17, 2019
Smug, scene-stealing interviewees get eschewed in favor of a hypnotic multimedia montage. The only "talking head" here is Brando's own deteriorated CGI mug, the "future of acting" already crumbling to pixelated dust.
December 11, 2018
The film tells Brando's story with compassion, and, with Brando's own voice, the audience gets a rare glimpse into the mind of a modern artistic genius.
August 30, 2018
The film features one voice only - Brando's. It's a surprisingly intimate experience listening in on his life, and seems like a tremendous affront to the man, considering his obsessive need for privacy. Maybe it is.
August 22, 2018
What a life, beset by tragedy and illuminated by brilliance, and [director Stevan] Riley does it proud.
August 21, 2018
I found myself walking away with the nagging feeling there was a chunk of the jigsaw puzzle missing from this brooding, morose documentary.
August 21, 2017
Documentaries engineered by a subject's estate deserve a dose of skepticism.
June 27, 2017
Listen to Me Marlon is pro-Brando, but in the best possible way. It allows us to get close to a genius who, the more inside he became, the more he functioned best as an outsider.
May 2, 2017
Much is hinted at, then skipped over. But Brando at least leaves us feeling there were real depths there: the angst was genuine, he took his art seriously.
February 27, 2017
Through its ups and downs, Listen to Me, at its core, is a gift for the fans. It's like an audiobook for the cinephiles and Brando lovers-almost like a bedtime story from Brando himself.
May 3, 2016
It's a mesmerising look at one of the greats who was, finally and for all that, just a man.
March 21, 2016
This is a fascinating, often skilfully made film that will attract anyone with a passing interest in the legend.
March 14, 2016
Though Brando's life has been catalogued ad nauseum in countless biographies, Mr Riley's film provides a greater insight into his personality and talent for the simple reason that we hear it from the horse's mouth.
February 29, 2016
There are plenty of posthumous profile pieces, of course, but Listen to Me Marlon is unique in that the dearly departed is the only one permitted to speak. It's more of a séance than a documentary.
February 24, 2016
As the finest possible documentary one could get on the subject, Listen to Me Marlon delivers an extraordinarily well-crafted and deeply emotional portrayal.
February 20, 2016
Though encumbered by a bland title, Stevan Riley's profoundly intimate first-person telling of Marlon Brando's life is indispensable.
January 14, 2016
Desperate for love
December 24, 2015
Marlon Brando reflects on his life and career while taking a walk down Memory Lane.
December 20, 2015
Marlon Brando, in his own words, speaks to us from beyond the grave, using previously unheard recordings and a ghostly virtual reality form. We get deep insight into the life and thoughts of this fascinating actor.
December 20, 2015
Posthumously we get closer to knowing the real reclusive Marlon than when he was alive.
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