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88
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.
70
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.
63
Slant Magazine
The documentary is a work of careful consideration, moral weighing, and deliberateness of craft.
60
Village Voice
Deconstructing Dad might be a messy biography, but it is a fascinating primer on Scott's work.
60
Variety
Though the picture meanders somewhat in the absence of a clear throughline, the focus on Scott's music and electronic experimentation remains strong throughout, thanks to an eclectic roster of musicians and scholars and a generous sampling of his compositions.
50
The scattershot results, while admittedly providing plenty of fascinating details, doesn't quite do its subject justice.

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