Summary: They made a **** movie out of a legend's life... This movie was so incredibly boring to me, all 2 hours 20 minutes of it. I tried watching it again to try make sense out of it again, but no, another 2 hours 20 minutes wasted, and I don't know how to use that amount for the quote "I want my __________ minutes back." That's Gone with the Wind and an episode of 24.
Excerpt: Marley is King on this bluray documentary about the famous prophet, with family and friends giving factual accounts of his life and giving input on who bob really was there is definitely no dispute after watching this bluray about who he is and what he represents with excellent picture and audio quality this is a must have for fans of Marley and for those who search for the truth should own this bluray about Brother Bob Marley!
Excerpt: Let me just start off by saying that i love Bob Marley i truly think the man was a legend and also a true visionary and poet. So i will try and rate this disc as unbiased as possible. First off i would say you have to have a pretty good interest in Bob and his music to really enjoy this blu-ray afterall it is a documentary about the mans life so if you carry no interest in the man or music your pretty much wasting your time.
Summary: Marley is a truly memorable documentary, and a glorious and fitting tribute not only to one of the biggest icons of reggae music but to a remarkable and fascinating man. From the very first jaw-droppingly beautiful aerial shot of Jamaica, Kevin MacDonald captivates you with his undeniable gift for documentary storytelling that really speaks to your heart.
Summary: An excellent documentary not only for fans of the music, but for anyone with a remote interest in Bob Marley. We learn about Bob's upbringing, how he becomes a musical god and how his music touches people, both politically and commercially.
Summary: The best Bob Marley doc to be made as of yet. I would recommend to any Bob or just hardcore music fans. The music and interviews are intertwined perfectly to present a comprehensive portrait of Bob.
Summary: While the journey of getting "Marley" to theaters was complex, (copious disputes over director/producers) it's documentation of the titular figure, to the audiences' dismay, is not nearly as intricate; his life, as delineated on-screen, although captured musically through some hit-nostalgic riffs, feels unfulfilled compared to his off-screen life that saw moments of controversy--one most notably leading to the untimely end of his young life.
Fantastic documentary - easily best out there on this legend
18 July 2012
Conclusion: I could not disagree with the previous reviewer more. This is a fantstic documentary that I found gripping. What I loved about this is the fact that it deals with all sides of Bob's character and does not paint him out to be a saint or put him on a pedestal. What it shows us is that Bob was indeed a great man whose music has touched millions the world over but he had his faults -which to me makes him a man I can relate to. I would highly recommend this Blu Ray.