Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
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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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