Bob Marley: One Love Movie Review

Bob Marley: One Love Movie Review

The Bob Marley biographical musical drama “One Love” dropped this year on Feb. 14. It celebrates the life of Bob Marley and how his culture inspired people through his message of love and unity.

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer and guitarist. He served as a world ambassador for reggae music and sold over 20 million records throughout his lifetime. 

Bob Marley changed the world by introducing Jamaican music and helped spread the ideas of peace, cultural unity and spiritual freedom.

The movie now plays only in movie theaters such as Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema, Orland Park Cinema, AMC Crestwood 18, and nearby movie theaters. Soon it will be streaming on Paramount Plus and you can watch it now on YouTube for $24.99. “Marley” is also a documentary drama film about him released in 2012, available on Prime Video.

This new movie focuses on his beginnings in Jamaica and his uprising to become one of the best global music phenomena. Jamaican singer-songwriter Marley overcomes hardship to become the world’s most famous and best reggae musician. He faces racism, poverty and violence while growing up in the 1950s and 60s in Jamaica and music helps him overcome poverty. It was his escape from reality and also his favorite thing to do. 

The movie was shot in Jamaica and London for twenty-six days. The budget was a whopping 70 million dollars. 

It has a 6.5 out of 10-star rating on IMDb and 42% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

The cast includes Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, Michael Gandolfini, and others.

Bob Marley is played by Kingsley Ben-Adir who has played in other movies such as “Barbie”, “High Fidelity” and “Secret Invasion.”

I went to see it at Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema with my sister. My thoughts on the overall movie were that it was interesting and also exciting. Watching the movie taught me more about who he was and how he impacted the world with his music. I definitely would recommend it. The rating I would give this movie is an 8 out of 10. 

I also spoke to a close friend of mine Kimbrel Johnson about her experience seeing the movie. “The movie was kind of boring but interesting at the same time,” Johnson stated.  “It gives background onto who Bob Marley was for people who did not know who he was.”

If you love Jamaican culture and music, you will love this movie. Maybe you’ll even start listening to some of his music and see what the hype is behind him.

It is a Paramount Pictures release, with a 77-minute running time and some offensive material. 

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