Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and 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. From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) comes the story of a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive.
- Kevin MacDonald
A riveting two-and-a-half-hour documentary biography...Stephen Holden, New York Times, 04.19.2012
Sprinkled with riffs, concert footage and home videos, the family-authorized documentary does what the artist usually did: When in doubt, return to the beat.Scott Bowles, USA Today, 04.20.2012
The enormous popularity of the transcendent reggae superstar shows no signs of abating, a situation"Marley," a moving and authoritative new documentary, takes as its mission to illustrate and explain.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 04.19.2012
Stylistically unremarkable, playing it safe with structure, the film is still quietly revelatory.Ian Buckwalter, NPR, 04.22.2012