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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man Reviews

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Cynthia Fuchs

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man gestures toward Walker's own process, as he has been and continues to think through the possibilities of sound.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

May 12, 2010
Chris Cabin

For Walker fans, I imagine 30 Century Man will come as a bit of a vindication, having the knowledge that they knew this world before it had been fully documented and made ready for public consumption

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

June 11, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (which takes its title from a Walker-penned song) makes a fascinating case that in the years that followed, Walker became the music equivalent of a 'poet's poet.'

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 6, 2009
Steve Simels
Boxoffice Magazine

Director Stephen Kijak's profile of reclusive pop icon Scott Walker is one of the most remarkable music documentaries in ages.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 5, 2009
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man chronicles the career of musician Scott Walker, an enigmatic figure whose influence far outreaches his relative obscurity.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 27, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man is the latest in a mini-wave of pop-music docs, like The Devil and Daniel Johnston, that try to inflate cult figures into lost geniuses.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

February 25, 2009
Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
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Director Stephen Kijak not only got a composed, almost warm interview out of Walker, but he filmed some of the sessions for Walker's latest adventuresome recording project.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 23, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

By actually playing the music and allowing this commentary, Kijak hits upon a kind of astute music criticism, and an argument for music as challenging as this.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

January 23, 2009
David Noh
Film Journal International

One of the best music documentaries ever made, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man will have you yearning to learn more and fully immerse yourself in its subject.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 19, 2008
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, is the story of and oracular singer, experimental composer, British-based American expatriate and reclusive cult figure.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

December 17, 2008
Jim Ridley
Village Voice
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The doc's biggest revelation may be the extent of his stardom, even as he began to explore bawdy Jacques Brel chansons and psychedelic dada crooning.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 16, 2008
Hank Shteamer
Time Out New York
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Stephen Kijak's 30 Century Man hacks away at the mythology surrounding the enigmatic artist, proving that his about-face wasn't nearly as abrupt as it often seems.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/6

December 10, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A riveting documentary.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

April 30, 2007


A ghostly, sonorous boom that sometimes feels like the loneliest sound in the world.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 3/5

April 27, 2007
Kevin Harley
Total Film

The proof of the pig is in the pounding: it sounds good.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2007

Daily Telegraph

In an era when revivalism rules, Walker, for good or for bad, continues to plough a lonely but fascinating modernist furrow.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

April 27, 2007
Andrew Pulver

There's an undeniable rock-nerd edge here, as one talking head after another showers praise on the man.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

April 27, 2007

A treat for anyone interested in the creative process.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2007
David Mattin

A pitch-perfect, and hilarious, spoof on pop industry pretension and the biopic format.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2007

Empire Magazine

With surprising access to Mr. Walker himself and a proper central role for the music, this is a captivating documentary for fans of his or fans of music, full stop.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2007

Sight and Sound
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