Marley Reviews

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January 5, 2019
An unadulterated cinematic treat, with Macdonald leaving few stones unturned in his quest to comprehensibly cover the life of this unique, deeply spiritual musical icon.
December 13, 2018
A recommended experience, but an infuriatingly shallow film.
August 30, 2018
A little more conflict and less beatification would have made for a more insightful film.
August 5, 2015
Although Marley's immense talent, drive, charisma, marketing savvy, and complexity are too big for any film or book to capture, here, at least, they emerge in vibrant glory.
April 19, 2013
Comprehensive docu on iconic reggae musician.
January 22, 2013
January 22, 2013
December 28, 2012
Serve[s] its many audiences, doing so without succumbing to faults that so easily could have plagued the film. Well crafted, with a soundtrack that's drawn from the astounding career of its subject, MARLEY joins the pantheon of top-notch music films.
December 10, 2012
Concert footage includes some of Bob Marley's best-known songs, "Get Up, Stand Up," "I Shot the Sheriff," "No Woman, No Cry," "One Love" and many others. Interviews with people who knew Marley at different times of his life provide a lot of color.
December 5, 2012
So far, the definitive biopic documentary on the elusive Bob Marley.
October 2, 2012
Viewers will walk away knowing Bob Marley in much more intimate and accurate fashion, rather than the specious, superficial or incomplete picture they may have had before.
September 18, 2012
A truly human portrait of an extraordinary life.
August 20, 2012
You need not don a red, yellow, and green T-shirt to appreciate the film.
August 16, 2012
This is as full a picture of Marley as is likely to emerge.
June 26, 2012
Outstanding, thorough, often moving documentary about the tragically short life and huge influence of musician Bob Marley... by any fair measure, a great music documentary.
June 16, 2012
Macdonald and his editor have built a collage that really communicates in vibrant, cinematic language. Of course, it is about a musician, so rightly, it is wall to wall music
June 2, 2012
[Kevin McDonald's] vast account of the music legend's life ambles along with the laid-back vibe of a reggae king.
May 24, 2012
Bob Marley's short but amazing life
May 20, 2012
Similarly, with 'Marley,' Macdonald provides some much needed context to the songs that have sold millions of copies throughout the world.
May 18, 2012
Marley aficionados will be astonished by the depth and breadth of the documentary, which portrays the musician known as Tuff Gong as both a fallible man and an untouchable legend.
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