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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man Reviews

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
March 6, 2009
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.'
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
February 27, 2009
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man chronicles the career of musician Scott Walker, an enigmatic figure whose influence far outreaches his relative obscurity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 25, 2009
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 | Original Score: B-
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Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
January 23, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 19, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 17, 2008
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
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
December 16, 2008
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.
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Hank Shteamer
Time Out
December 10, 2008
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 | Original Score: 4/6
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
April 26, 2007
An unhesitating recommendation for fans and neophytes alike.
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Andrew O'Hehir
March 15, 2007
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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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
March 10, 2007
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.
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Eddie Cockrell
March 6, 2007
Longtime fans of Walker's warm, sepulchral baritone, startlingly evocative songwriting and lushly imaginative instrumentation will rejoice at this revealing docu.