BB King: The Life of Riley
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Narrated by Morgan Freeman, B.B. King: The Life of Riley features the legendary bluesman and guitarists opening up about his very difficult childhood, and explaining how his early struggles helped shape his musical output. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[King] is unfailingly articulate, gentlemanly and modest but this is a movie where more music, less talk would definitely have been an improvement."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Too many people know this man as just the source vocalist from Moby's classic 'Natural Blues'; hopefully this will change that."
‑ George Bass, Total Film
"In the music business, 'legend' is an over-used word: see this and understand what it means."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"[An] authoritative British documentary on [King's] long, impressive career."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"An intuitive and appealing documentary about the life of one of the world's most recognised Blues musicians, but BB King: The Life of Riley sometimes grows a bit repetitive and its chronological sequence is rather bland."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
"Conscientious documentary toasting and contextualising blues guitarist BB King's life and work."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
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