Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
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Explore the life and career of a musical artist who penned some of the biggest hits of the 1960s before turning his back on fame and completely reinventing himself as a reclusive outsider artist. In the mid-'60s, few bands rose higher up the British pop charts than the Walker Brothers, and as the front man of the group, Scott Walker was constantly in the spotlight. In the years that followed, the American-born Walker would split from the group to establish himself as a successful solo artist while inspiring such popular musicians as David Bowie and Bono. Now, as the release of Walker's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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.'"
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"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."
‑ Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle
"Scott Walker: 30 Century Man gestures toward Walker's own process, as he has been and continues to think through the possibilities of sound."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Those unfamiliar with [Scott Walker] or, especially, those who don't like his music, will be only moderately engaged and ultimately underwhelmed."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Breathlessly details the step-by-step evolution of an enigmatic musical artist within pop culture from the 1960s on to the avant-garde, though little about the man."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel,
"Scott Walker: 30 Century Man chronicles the career of musician Scott Walker, an enigmatic figure whose influence far outreaches his relative obscurity."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"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"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"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."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A riveting documentary."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"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."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, is the story of and oracular singer, experimental composer, British-based American expatriate and reclusive cult figure."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Director Stephen Kijak's profile of reclusive pop icon Scott Walker is one of the most remarkable music documentaries in ages."
‑ Steve Simels, Boxoffice Magazine
"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."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A ghostly, sonorous boom that sometimes feels like the loneliest sound in the world."
‑ , Independent
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