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Jamaican icon gets a fitting doc tribute in 'Marley' ✭✭✭ 1/2
The musical and documentary vibes are very, very good in "Marley," director Kevin Macdonald's portrait of the reggae revolutionary born Robert Nesta Marley in Jamaica in 1945. Documentaries fully authorized by the subject's surviving family members are rarely this rich. I knew and loved a lot of the music going in, though next to nothing about Marley's short life on the planet. I came out with a reaffirmed sense of the former, and an honest, just-this-side-of-hagiography understanding of the latter.
April 19, 2012