Made in Jamaica
Made in Jamaica (2006)

French writer-director Jérôme Laperrousaz's documentary Made in Jamaica opens with the tragic yet all-too-familiar murder of a reggae superstar - Bogle - and his celebrity-studded funeral, attended by multiple generations of Jamaican… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 13, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 22, 2009
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Diffuse, but worthwhile.

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Edward Porter
Times (UK)

I'd have preferred Laperrousaz to give more information about the music's history. And fans will probably find the film's performance clips annoyingly short.

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Jon Fortgang

Some great performances and a raw taste of life on the streets of Jamaica, but too ragged and rambling to explain why this music matters.

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Tony Wong
Toronto Star

A worthy look at a music born though turmoil with a vision that still resonates globally.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

One suspects the film-makers have deliberately excluded numbers of a homophobic nature.

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Peter Bradshaw

Unselfconsciously celebratory about a culture teeming with energy and semi-absorbed influences.

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Jason McBride
Globe and Mail

An affectionate if largely unsatisfying exploration of the musical genre's evolution.

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Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

Shapeless in form but with the characters and talent on display, this is hardly important.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

I found it hard to warm to this overlong documentary about new trends in reggae, perhaps because of the sense that all the less savoury aspects of that culture were being softballed.

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