Excerpt: Marley is a documentary focused on Bob Marley’s life. The film is not about taking any sort of stance, it simply exists as a fascinating record of an influential figure, whose music has literally had an effect on the world.
Conclusion: For those who want to celebrate Bob Marley's life or learn more about him, 'Marley' is the documentary for you. Magnolia delivers a Blu-ray with very good A/V qualities, though the extras are slight considering once the ads and deleted scenes are set aside, there is one and a half special features.
Excerpt: International music superstar Bob Marley passed away in 1981 from cancer, but his music and legacy continues to be a powerful force today. Created in cooperation with Marley’s surviving family, Marley attempts to be the definitive portrait of the legend.
Conclusion: A comprehensive birth-to-death account of a short life well-lived, Kevin MacDonald's Marley grounds the reggae superstar in historical reality while simultaneously increasing the scope of the legend that surrounds him.
Excerpt: Any respectable retelling of Bob Marley ’s life has a lot to cover. In the 1970s, drive, charisma, and especially talent made Marley one of the biggest music stars in the world, but understanding his ascent and his music means understanding the difficult circumstances from which it emerged.