The definitive life story of Bob Marley–musician, revolutionary, legend–from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
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Incredibly moving and beautiful doc about the most widely beloved musician in the world, Bob Marley. I have met people who dislike opera, and even a few who don't like The Beatles (I love both), but I have never, ever met anyone in the world who did not love the music of Bob Marley!
It's a fascinating endeavor to try to humanize a cultural icon that is larger than life and since Kevin MacDonald seems to be on fire in the documentary world recently (Executive Producing the recently enthralling "Senna"), he was a solid candidate for a docu all about Marley. Although we're left wanting to know much more about who this man was, it's still an entirely satisfying film that leaves the mind reeling.
Kevin Macdonald delivers the definitive documentary on Bob Marley and his legacy(on 4/20 no less). Some critics say the film elevates Marley to the point that he is Christ-like, glossing over his negative qualities. I found the film to be balanced enough with commentary from his family that gave us an idea what life was like living with Marley. It would have been hard for the film not be so positive on such an icon.
I found this a bit too long but, not surprisingly, quite comprehensive. I do agree that the documentary fails to show both sides of the equation by failing to offer up any criticism of its subject. Fun but predictable.
This film gave me a great perspective on a guy who's face I've seen everywhere, but don't know much about other than reggae. Any music lover needs to watch this.
If you do choose to skip this one, at least watch the ending credits. They gave me goosebumps.
It was very enlightening to see his friends' opinions of him in comparison to his children's opinions of him. I'm not a fan of reggae, but this movie had a similar affect on me to The Harder They Come, giving me a new appreciation for it.