Total Film - 06/01/2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "Stirring up the personal and the political, Macdonald fleshes out Marley on all fronts....The details grip and the music is primed to liven things up."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2012
"Macdonald builds an imposing survey of a lavishly talented individual who touched millions of people..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/20/2012
"[W]hat MARLEY and its wonderful performance footage leave you with most of all is the joy the man took in the music that set him free and enchanted the world."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/18/2012 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "MARLEY, an ambitious and comprehensive film, does what is probably the best possible job of documenting an important life."
Uncut - 05/01/2012
"The freshest parts of the film find Macdonald's crew visiting Nine Mile, the small village in the Jamaican hills where Marley was raised....The archive footage is also as good as you'd expect."
Movieline - 04/19/2012
"By the end you feel you've learned something about the man, yet his mystique emerges intact."
Rolling Stone - 08/16/2012 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Produced with the cooperation of the Marley family, it's as complete a picture as we're likely to get of the superstar....There are rare recordings and stunning performance clips..."
Oscar-winning documentarian Kevin Macdonald (ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER) examines the life of pioneering reggae artist Bob Marley in this film featuring intimate footage from the family's personal archives.