Marley 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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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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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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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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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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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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Boston Globe

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

By jdestache
Not only does this movie pay a great tribute to the King of Reggae and one of my favorite artists of all time, but this movie is so inspirational. It is very long though, so plan on it. Don't drink...

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By vegasGK
This movie was awesome whether you are a Bob Marley fan or not! It told the incredible life story of Bob Marley from the point of view of many different people who shared his life as well as...

Bob Marley, Poet and a Prophet

By NathanA
A fantastic documentary, detailing the life of Bob Marley. I learned that Bob's cause and purpose was born through living a life of poverty and seeing a way out through his God given talents for...

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By Mr Film Freak
I just saw Marley the documentary on reggae star BobMarley and it was EXCELLENT!!! A must see for any Marley fan or any music fan who wants to come into a understanding of not only the music but the...

EPIC, Brilliant Doucumentary

By bwalker78
for $6.99 on Time Warner Pay Per View you get to enjoy this amazing film for 48hours. I've watched it 3 times. It's amazing from the score and story. even if you are NOT a reggae fan GO SEE THIS...

ONE LOVE IS ALL YOU'LL FEEL

By Wright123
This movies is fantastic!!! He legend continues......

Footprint in my heart

By Steeler_Fan80
It was excellent! I'm not a Bob Marley follower so to speak, but I do enjoy listening to his music. My daughter however does love Bob Marley & I purchased the tickets to take her & myself. The...

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By cadchick60
This movie shed light on Bob Marley. Interesting cast of characters. I would have liked to have heard more from his children. The movie was long. Sad he died so young....

One Love- Marley

By Mjones8723
I love the film. It was a wonderful documentary and educational film for the whole family....

Do yourself a favor...and see it

By jtoney10
For true Robert "Bob" Marley fans...Great look at the life of a Legend....

More Info

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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