Listen to Me Marlon

Listen to Me Marlon

Listen to Me Marlon

The on- and off-screen life of the acting giant Marlon Brando is detailed in this biography, using hours of audio recordings to chart the cinema legend’s life with Brando himself as the narrator. More

"Brando was one of the most acclaimed and influential actors of all time. He also was one of the most elusive and enigmatic. Featuring exclusive access to Brando's previously unseen and unheard personal archive, including hundreds of hours of audio, Listen to Me Marlon sheds light on the artist and the man. Charting Brando's exceptional career and extraordinary personal life with the actor himself as guide, the film explores his complexities, telling the story entirely in his own voice. No talking heads, no interviewees: just Brando on Brando." (Sundance Film Festival)

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2015Rating: M, Offensive language97 minsUK
Documentary
Director:
Stevan Riley ('Fire in Babylon', 'Everything or Nothing', 'Blue Blood')
Cast:
Marlon Brando

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Listen to Me Marlon | Reviews

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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

With exclusive access to Brando’s aural diaries, rare film, interviews, news footage and photographs, Listen to Me Marlon is Hollywood star-gazing voyeurism at its finest. Painfully forthright, sporadically funny, tinted with tragedy, but always fascinating, this is Brando in the raw, minus the press BS, tabloid titillation and media speculation.

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Variety

Variety

The pic is a superbly crafted collage whose soundtrack is as complexly textured as the curation and editing of visual elements.

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Time Out

Time Out

The man who emerged as a robust but sensitive star in the 1950s offers much frank introspection, some of it no doubt inspired by the late-life family tragedies with which Riley bookends his film.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Whatever the motivations, the movie gives you the opportunity for its loquacious title subject to pour his thoughts into your ears for some 100 babbling minutes.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's doubtful that Brando ever thought the revelatory tapings would one day provide fodder for a documentary, but thanks to his recordings Riley has managed to construct a tribute to the actor that his fans have long deserved.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Autobiographical in nature, unconventional in structure, this is the story of Marlon Brando not as the world saw him but as he saw himself.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An enthrallingly intimate look at the brilliant, troubled and always charismatic screen legend.

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