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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man Reviews

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
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
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man glosses over the depression and alcoholism that have bedeviled Walker as well as any relationships he might have had. But that doesn't make the film any less interesting.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

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
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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An unhesitating recommendation for fans and neophytes alike.

Full Review Source: Time Out

April 26, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
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Like the best music documentaries, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man blends grace and mystery. It should delight longtime Walker fans and introduce him to new ones.

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March 15, 2007
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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There might be genuine Walker fans who wish to see their forgotten hero given his due, but those who have not acquired that strange taste will find the film hard to take unless it is viewed as a dead-on parody.

March 10, 2007
Eddie Cockrell
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Longtime fans of Walker's warm, sepulchral baritone, startlingly evocative songwriting and lushly imaginative instrumentation will rejoice at this revealing docu.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 6, 2007
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