this is a well-made film about the life of peter tosh. there are some excellent live clips, although, too many come from his u.s. tour in the early 80's and so there is some synthesizer overload going on. good interviews with rasta heavyweights; the interviews with mortimer planno and bongo israel are worth the price of the dvd. good reggae movie in general and definitely a good retrospective on the life of tosh. peter was a bit crazy, but there's no doubt that he was a man of righteousness and a truly excellent songwriter, and the film brings out those elements.
An unflinching and unexpectedly moving portrait of musician Peter Tosh. This is not your typical "rockumentary", as it delves more into the political and spiritual aspects of its subject as opposed to the the usual formula of concert footage + backstage drama. One minor criticism, (personal pet peeve) is the director's over-use of the "JFK" style inter-cutting of real footage with actor portrayals to illustrate some events; but this will not distract most viewers. There are also a few dubious statements made (and presented as fact);specifically, the insinuation that Tosh was the the real leader and force behind the Wailers and that Bob Marley was just a puppydog-like follower. Like the Beatles or other groundbreaking bands,I think it was more of a symbiotic blend of two (or more) massive talents that made the Wailers such a powerful influence. Nitpicks aside-- this is required viewing for reggae fans!
Stepping Razor Red X is essential viewing for any reggae fan. While it jumps around chronologically, it is a good intro to Tosh, his music, and his beliefs. My only complaint is that I found some of the re-enactments to be a little hokey. I think that it would have been more effective to show still pictures of Tosh instead of having an actor lip-sync over Tosh's tape-recordings. Overall, though, this is a great movie about a true revolutionary.