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Marley Reviews

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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
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.
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
April 19, 2013
Comprehensive docu on iconic reggae musician.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Gorber
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 5, 2012
So far, the definitive biopic documentary on the elusive Bob Marley.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Kofi Outlaw
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mary Clare Waireri
Fan The Fire
September 18, 2012
A truly human portrait of an extraordinary life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 20, 2012
You need not don a red, yellow, and green T-shirt to appreciate the film.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
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
Simon Foster
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.
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
May 24, 2012
Bob Marley's short but amazing life
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
May 20, 2012
Similarly, with 'Marley,' Macdonald provides some much needed context to the songs that have sold millions of copies throughout the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
May 18, 2012
It is the work of a man with opinions, based on endless questioning and research.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail
May 18, 2012
Marley is highly watchable, finely crafted legacy preservation - and it's either a white-washed sham or awesomely shaded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 17, 2012
It wants to show us the man behind the famous dreads, beatific smile and durable songs of love, hope and longing. In this task it succeeds admirably.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 16, 2012
Kevin Macdonald's "Marley" is worth sticking with, and not just for diehard fans who had "Get Up, Stand Up" emanating from their dorm room speakers all through college.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
May 12, 2012
Bob Marley fanatics are going to treat this film like the Holy Bible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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