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A Man Named Scott

2021 1h 35m Documentary Biography Music TRAILER for A Man Named Scott: Trailer 1 List
75% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 70% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
In 2009, Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi released his debut LP, Man on the Moon: The End of Day. A genre-bending album that broke barriers by featuring songs dealing with depression, anxiety, and loneliness, it resonated deeply with young listeners and launched Cudi as a musical star and cultural hero. Director Robert Alexander's A Man Named Scott explores Cudi's journey over a decade of creative choices, struggles, and breakthroughs, making music that continues to move and empower his millions of fans around the world. Read More Read Less

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Jude Dry indieWire Rarely do music documentaries transcend the conventional biopic form to appeal beyond its subject's existing fan base, but one hopes a filmmaker would at least attempt to surpass mere hagiography. Rated: C+ Nov 4, 2021 Full Review Lovia Gyarkye Hollywood Reporter [An] uneven, occasionally affecting story of an artist yearning for peace. Nov 4, 2021 Full Review Chris Azzopardi New York Times "A Man Named Scott" is that rare musician-focused doc, one as sensitive, fully formed and noble in its intentions as Cudi himself. Nov 4, 2021 Full Review Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue Playing like a confessional of sorts, the film is an introspective treat for devoted fans while offering a deep-dive into broader conflicts between art and commerce. Jan 7, 2022 Full Review George Fenwick Stuff.co.nz Take it with a grain of salt, but fans will discover plenty of surprises here about Mescudi's upbringing, his rise to fame and his unique way of producing and recording. Nov 30, 2021 Full Review Brian Costello Common Sense Media While it's definitely a "fan's documentary," A Man Named Scott is accessible to those who aren't the biggest fans and whose lives weren't saved by his music and lyrics. Rated: 3/5 Nov 9, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Marcus K It’s a good movie to fall asleep to 5 to 10 minutes and you’ll be out. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/09/24 Full Review daniel m It was amazing to see a documentary about Cudi! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is easily top 3 favorites, Cudi talks about his life and his music. Things some people didn't even know had been put in this movie. He is such a down-to-earth guy and has really helped me as well. He has helped me through drugs, suicide, addiction, and depression. His music can reach anyone and send a message. Thank you Cudi. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a MUST SEE for both fans and non-fans of KID CUDI. It is an extremely well done piece of documentary art. I was so blown away by CUDI's courage and brutal honesty!! Cudi goes in depth into each album, song by song, discussing his creative process as well as what was going on in his personal life during the album's production. The addition of celebrities like Shia Labeouf and Jaden and Willow Smith is fantastic as well, getting insight into what a friendship/fanship with Cudi looks like. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Always loved Kid Cudi so I was excited to watch this documentary. The personal stories he shares and the ones his closest friends share are raw and truthful. The journey Scott has been on is full of learning and it is great to see him in a happy place. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Been waiting for this Documentary a very long time and it was worth it i really enjoyed from beginning to end wish it was longer Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/12/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 2009, Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi released his debut LP, Man on the Moon: The End of Day. A genre-bending album that broke barriers by featuring songs dealing with depression, anxiety, and loneliness, it resonated deeply with young listeners and launched Cudi as a musical star and cultural hero. Director Robert Alexander's A Man Named Scott explores Cudi's journey over a decade of creative choices, struggles, and breakthroughs, making music that continues to move and empower his millions of fans around the world.
Director
Robert Alexander
Producer
Brandon Riley, Christopher Noviello
Production Co
MAD SOLAR, Film 45
Genre
Documentary, Biography, Music
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 5, 2021
Runtime
1h 35m