PopTop review: 'Marley' gets the man and the legend

By Sean P. Means The Salt Lake Tribune

Published August 2nd 2012 5:36 pm



GRADE: B

DVD •If you're a fan of the reggae legend Bob Marley, the documentary "Marley" will tell you everything you ever wanted to know. From Marley's childhood as a mixed-race kid in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica, to his death from cancer in 1981, director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland") covers the performer's musical evolution and his international superstardom. Macdonald got unprecedented access from the Marley family and produces a well-rounded portrait that gives us the man and the legend in equal measure. It's not a concert film; if you're hoping to just lose yourself in Marley's music, you'll have to go to your record collection instead.

Sean P. Means

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GRADE: B

DVD •If you're a fan of the reggae legend Bob Marley, the documentary "Marley" will tell you everything you ever wanted to know. From Marley's childhood as a mixed-race kid in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica, to his death from cancer in 1981, director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland") covers the performer's musical evolution and his international superstardom. Macdonald got unprecedented access from the Marley family and produces a well-rounded portrait that gives us the man and the legend in equal measure. It's not a concert film; if you're hoping to just lose yourself in Marley's music, you'll have to go to your record collection instead.

Sean P. Means

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