By Kevin MacDonald

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2012-04-20
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 25min
  • Director: Kevin MacDonald
  • Production Company: Shangri-La Entertainment
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 128 Ratings


!Shangri-La Entertainment and Tuff Gong Pictures have produced, in association with Cowboy Films, this definitive film about one of the true and most loved international icons of the 20th Century: Bob Marley. His music and message of love and redemption are known throughout the world and his story has finally been brought to life in this definitive work by the acclaimed talent of Kevin Macdonald. Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and his role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. His music and message transcend culture, language and creed and resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive. Only a handful of musicians have ever achieved such an impact and Bob Marley, though his life was far too short, stands among them. As one of the most accomplished documentary and feature filmmakers of a new generation, Kevin Macdonald delivers the definitive work on Bob Marley, his life and a truly global influence. Filming took place as far afield as Ghana, Japan and the UK, in addition to Bob’s beloved Jamaica and the States, and marks the first time ever that his family has authorized the use of their own private archives.



  • Probably the greatest film i've seen

    By Jesus Condo,
    This is an inspiring, truly inspirational film about a staggering person and his truly extraordinary background and life. It really makes you consider whether the man behind the story, Bob Marley, was a truly only Human, i would beg to differ, this film adds the sense that he could be something a lot more special, if i was the head of the religion of Ras Tafari i would consider creating him a prophet. He was not prophesiced about in the bible but the morals that he brings forward are exemplary. Overall, it is a fantastic film, brilliant cinematography and it really tells a story. I would recommend this film without taking a second to think about it
  • Amazing!

    By karamell_7
    Great insight into the life of a LEGEND!
  • Incredible and Inspiring

    By DominicJSY
    Very entertaining film, shows a journey and venture through the life of a legend and how he affected both close friends and family as well as the world. Really demonstrates how one man can really change the world and brought together everyone with his music, worth the watch, RIP Bob Marley.
  • A modern classic

    By MQ007007
    Utterly captivating - I think I must have watched this 100 times in the last six months. I find it mesmerising and it's been a wonderfully engaging way for my children to help "get" the beauty of reggae and some its wonderfully colourful characters.
  • Marley

    By JahRoots_UK
    Truly Outstanding.The Legend Lives On.Watched It After A Return Visit From Kingston And Visiting Hope Road.The Film Just Brought It All Together About The Tuff Gong..Big Love..Play I Some Music,This A Reggae Music...
  • Rastafari

    By Hvvbbbbv
    Don't know how anybody can't love this man. uplifting and inspirational. He has left a mark on this world. Jah rastafari
  • Truly amazing

    By Tangoscarmike
    No matter who will come into the music business Bob Marley will always be the best, and this documentary shows it all x
  • Memorable and moving

    By Catchafire
    If you've seen the documentaries over the years you wouldn't expect anything new here but there are some interesting contributions by surviving band members and family that make this worthwhile viewing. I bought the blu ray with digital copy (you only get standard definition - bah!) The pricing on iTunes is way in excess of what you can buy the hard copy for. That's almost across the board for all HD titles. Apple at the very least iTunes should be able to price match. Why are you so damn expensive?
  • Loved it

    By ReviewboyAl
    If you like his music you will like this film.
  • Marley

    By India sky
    Brilliant - learnt so much, really humbling. Such a legend.