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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. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Marley is highly watchable, finely crafted legacy preservation - and it's either a white-washed sham or awesomely shaded."
‑ Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail
"Macdonald supplies some interesting and novel details about the musician's life and art, though the movie's narrative arc and documentary methods are totally predictable."
‑ Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
"Comprehensive docu on iconic reggae musician."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"So far, the definitive biopic documentary on the elusive Bob Marley."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"You need not don a red, yellow, and green T-shirt to appreciate the film."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"It wants to show us the man behind the famous dreads, beatific smile and durable songs of love, hope and longing. In this task it succeeds admirably."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Given the legal and logistical constraints on this long-delayed project, this lengthy movie is as comprehensive a history as Marley's fans could have hoped, but the uninitiated may not catch a fire."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Serve[s] its many audiences, doing so without succumbing to faults that so easily could have plagued the film. Well crafted, with a soundtrack that's drawn from the astounding career of its subject, MARLEY joins the pantheon of top-notch music films."
‑ Jason Gorber, Twitch
"Viewers will walk away knowing Bob Marley in much more intimate and accurate fashion, rather than the specious, superficial or incomplete picture they may have had before."
‑ Kofi Outlaw, ScreenRant
"This is as full a picture of Marley as is likely to emerge."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"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
"Bob Marley wrote the same song about 8,000 times, and the documentary "Marley" makes sure to include each version."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Concert footage includes some of Bob Marley's best-known songs, "Get Up, Stand Up," "I Shot the Sheriff," "No Woman, No Cry," "One Love" and many others. Interviews with people who knew Marley at different times of his life provide a lot of color."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"A truly human portrait of an extraordinary life."
‑ Mary Clare Waireri, Fan The Fire
"Outstanding, thorough, often moving documentary about the tragically short life and huge influence of musician Bob Marley... by any fair measure, a great music documentary."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
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