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  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The scattershot results, while admittedly providing plenty of fascinating details, doesn't quite do its subject justice. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    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. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    The documentary is a work of careful consideration, moral weighing, and deliberateness of craft. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    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. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    Deconstructing Dad might be a messy biography, but it is a fascinating primer on Scott's work. show more

  • 60
    Ronnie Scheib 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. show more

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