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!
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.
This is a beautiful film with lots of great images and wonderful music. Marley was so focused and a true professional leading his team and breaking new ground. It is a tribute to Andy Macdonald for making such a fascinating film from Bob Marley's rich footage of interviews and performances.
If you really love Marley then look no further than this doc. Both cements the concert and bio stuff quite nicely. I wasn't a crazy fan of Marley previously and this doc didn't convince me otherwise but Marley is a genuinely nice guy. Again, this material can only go so far.
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.
I've never been a fan of reggae or Marley's music, but after watching this documentary you can't help but have respect and admiration for the man and his tunes. I'm a big fan of Kevin Macdonald and I think he did this one right. Watch it on Netflix now.
This film just totally made me admire Bob Marley ten times more than I did previously. An informative look at the man's life, I learned so much about the human being rather than the musician. It's 2 hour running time goes so fast, you get so engrossed from the stories being told that you don't even notice the time going by. Loved this doc very much.
Macdonald's 2 1/2 hour examination of Bob Marley even at double the length would still only scratch the surface of his legacy. Mind you this heartfelt, emotional and informative docu certainly whets the appetite for more information. Some great stories, amazing live footage and warm rememberances still don't seem to fully capture the man. One can only marvel at what this man accomplished in his 36 short years.
Wow, I am always surprised at how many movies are missing from Mubi. They list this generic talking heads doc, but do not have a listing for Heartland Reggae, the masterpiece about the Jamaican Woodstock featuring the most exciting and inspiring footage of Marley ever recorded!
I felt the film did portray his negative side by touching on the subjects of his numerous accounts of infidelity, his lethargic parenting skills and his stubborn denial of his mortality. However, most of the film was on a positive note, but that's understandable due to his positive impact on the world that's going to carry on for more generations to come.