Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott Reviews

July 18, 2012
Honest, illuminating and compassionate. An extraordinary documentary.
July 13, 2012
The best evidence of this troubled man's genius is provided by ample samples of his music, much of which will be familiar to fans of Warner Bros. cartoons from the '30s and '40s.
July 12, 2012
Like "My Architect," Nathaniel Kahn's film about his father, Louis I. Kahn, this documentary is a son's attempt to forge a posthumous bond with an elusive parent.
July 12, 2012
Yet another documentary about a supposedly unheralded show-business maverick just barely holds viewer interest.
July 11, 2012
Scott's son, Stan Warnow, made a highly personal documentary ... It isn't slick or polished but it is candid and highly personal, as Stan tries to understand his enigmatic father who was, by all accounts, a musical genius.
July 10, 2012
Deconstructing Dad might be a messy biography, but it is a fascinating primer on Scott's work.
July 9, 2012
The documentary is a work of careful consideration, moral weighing, and deliberateness of craft.