• Released
  • April 20, 2012
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 24 min
  • Documentary
  • 37 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Interviews with family, rare footage and more illustrate the story of reggae's Bob Marley.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Marley was directed by the gifted Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), who shows off his chops not by doing anything dazzling - the...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

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Marley is sure to become the definitive documentary on the much beloved king of reggae.
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88

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Sprinkled with riffs, concert footage and home videos, the family-authorized documentary does what the artist usually did: When in doubt,...
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85

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
By the end you feel you've learned something about the man, yet his mystique emerges intact.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The director, Kevin Macdonald, searches for clarity amid the contradictions of Marley's life and reaches no conclusions, but that's a...
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80

New York Daily News

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Though the course of the movie, viewers learns a lot about the star's generosity, sense of justice and power in Jamaica, but also about his...
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78

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Stylistically unremarkable, playing it safe with structure, the film is still quietly revelatory.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Marley celebrates the fact that its subject is still among us in the way that perhaps matters most: His music not only survives, it...
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75

Boston Globe

It's an outstanding, warts-and-all look at reggae legend Bob Marley.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There is no diverting from strict chronology, no point the documentary wants to make that requires moving forward and back through time. It...
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Rated PG-13 | For drug content, thematic elements and some violent images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Comprehensive docu on iconic reggae musician.
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