Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2008) 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… 2008-12-17 Unrated PT95M Documentary Musical Plexifilm
Movie Review

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Shades of Gray: Scott Walker is the subject of a new music doc
Shades of Gray: Scott Walker is the subject of a new music doc
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Dec 17, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 95 Minutes; Genres: Documentary, Musical; Distributor: Plexifilm

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. 
In the '60s, Scott Walker had a spooky, canyon-deep crooner's voice that made him the missing link between Perry Como and David Bowie. 
As part of the Walker Brothers (known for ''The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore'') and then in his solo albums, Walker forged an out-of-time mystique that is vividly captured here. Then he vanished, returning as a creator of avant-apocalyptic electronic dirges that 
the film tiresomely rhapsodizes over. B–

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Originally posted Feb 25, 2009 Published in issue #1037 Mar 06, 2009 Order article reprints