Rent Bob Marley: One Love (2024)

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1h 43min
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Synopsis:
Celebrate the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love, peace, and unity. In the film that critics say "will make you stand up and cheer" (Shawn Edwards, Fox TV ), discover Bob Marley's powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music that changed the world.
Actors:
, , , , Umi Myers, , Nia Ashi, Aston Barrett Jr., Anna-Share Blake, Gawaine 'J-Summa' Campbell, Naomi Cowan, Alexx A-Game, , Quan-Dajai Henriques, Davo, Hector Donald Lewis, Abijah Livingston, , , Andrae Simpson
Directors:
Producers:
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Cedella Marley, Rita Marley, Ziggy Marley, Robert Teitel
Writers:
Terence Winter, Frank E. Flowers, Zach Baylin, Reinaldo Marcus Green
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Drama, Music & Musicals
Collections:
A Brief History of Singer Biopics, A Brief History of Film...
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/05/2024
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • The Story: Bringing Bob Marley's Story to Life
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/05/2024
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
Canadian French Dolby Digital 5.1, Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Atmos, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Canadian French, Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Becoming Bob Marley
  • The Story: Bringing Bob Marley's Story to Life
  • The Cast
  • On Location: Jamaica and England
  • The Band
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/05/2024
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
Canadian French Dolby Digital 5.1, Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Atmos, German Dolby Atmos, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Canadian French, Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Becoming Bob Marley
  • The Story: Bringing Bob Marley's Story to Life
  • The Cast
  • On Location: Jamaica and England
  • The Band

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Reviews (2) of Bob Marley: One Love

Disappointing Biopic - Bob Marley: One Love review by GI

Spoiler Alert
02/03/2024

Sadly this is a rather superficial biopic about a pop star who was far more interesting than the screenplay here attempts to portray. One can't help wonder that there has been some issues when every producer credit seems to be a family member and that a truer and more complex story has been whitewashed. What's left is a cursory look at the iconic reggae star from 1976 to 78 starting with the attempt on his life during the civil unrest in Jamaica. As a cinematic set piece this has to be the lamest and dullest assassination attempt committed to screen but it pushes the narrative to Marley heading to London to make his seminal album Exodus before returning home. None of the intricacies of this man are dealt with either at all or adequately and whilst we have the music, which is of course good, we don't get any sense of what he was about. Kingsley Ben-Adir does a reasonable job as Marley but there was something which nags at the back of the mind when watching his performance that he was not right for the role. Lashana Lynch tries her best as his wife but the script lets them both down to what in the end becomes one long pop video. There are some flashbacks, one of which lifts the film when the young Wailers get a try out in a Jamaican recording studio, but the rest seem pointless and a recurring one involving burning fields grates after the fifth or sixth time of seeing it! Overall the film has it's moments but it's disappointing.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Transparent hagiography - Bob Marley: One Love review by AER

Spoiler Alert
20/03/2024

Thin and rushed seems to be the bestg two words to describe BOB MARLEY - ONE LOVE. Unlike other recent musical biographies such as Bohemian Rhapsody or Straight Outta Compton this fails to bring the legend of Bob Marley to life regardless of the fine performance by Kingsley Ben-Adir at its heart. It seemed to be a series of thinly written scenes from his life where very little is revealed. Long montage sequences to Bob Marley's greatest hits take up much of the running time. I felt it was a long and boring journey when it should have been inspiring like the man and his music. Dead behind the eyes. Sorry. I and I doesn't even get one love, dread.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Bob Marley: One Love review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

One Love gives Bob Marley the musical biopic so standard it’s almost insulting how distanced the film is from saying anything beyond its surface-level referencing of the Rastafarian. It covers his rise to fame, influence, and personal struggles and highlights his many concerts and recordings with musical sections. While actor Kingsley Ben-Adir does a solid job portraying the legendary musical figure, it’s a shame he feels wasted in such a movie. He’s all dressed up to give an Oscar-worthy performance with a script that feels more appropriate for a Lifetime TV movie.

It’s not that Marley’s life wasn’t an inspiring tale worth telling, considering where the film begins amid the political violence of 1976 Jamaica. Their commitment seems just after having been attacked by assassins and surviving the attempt on his life. Marley’s life in music will be as dangerous as it is meaningful. While the film covers many broad points, it also provides a ho-hum simplicity to how Bob’s best music was born. At one point, Marley’s inspiration for an album comes from one of his cohorts playing a vinyl soundtrack for the film Exodus. You can see the lightbulb go off over his head when he hears the title and starts plucking away at a tune.

The film wants to cover a lot of ground, and it always feels like it’s struggling to find its footing. We get to see Marley travel worldwide and delight in his music, but we rarely feel the weight of that presence in various locations. We get to see him handle the isolation that came with his upbringing and the disheartening nature of his degraded country, but only in the faintest of glimpses that feel like flashes from a music video. Even Marley's feuds with his relationships have an eerie level of passivity, where the film comes off as strangely distant from its subject matter. There’s a reverence placed on Bob Marley in this film that comes off as heartfelt but also far too cautious to say anything beyond the surface of the reggae star.

For covering the critical years of Marley’s success, it’s odd how this film never feels like it gets to the heart of the matter. Fame seems to hog the spotlight, and the more significant elements of the celebrity's character feel like they’re quietly brushed aside. The association with marijuana is treated almost like a joke in passing, the turmoil of the world is treated more like a nuisance that keeps popping up than a dire threat, and the quirks of the music industry come off so standard. The jam sessions for Marley’s notable works and his discussions with his producers come off, so by the numbers in the assembly, they’re a real snooze fest. It’s enough to make one keep looking at the clock, counting the minutes until the next concert scene to break off the doldrums.

Sadly, One Love falls victim to being far too routine for such a figure. It goes through the motions one would expect of a movie biopic, treating the legend with passivity as it shuffles from world event to concert scene. There’s certainly more to explore with Marley; perhaps the music in this film will inspire the young to seek out his works. Hopefully, they’ll do just that, as they could probably learn more about Marley’s mindset from the way he sings than the standard movie treatment he receives in One Love. Later, they can expand their knowledge and realize that a film like this is barely half the story.

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