Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anthony Oliver Scott, known as A.O. Scott (born July 10, 1966), is an American journalist and critic. He is a chief film critic for The New York Times, along with Manohla Dargis. Scott was born to two historians. His mother, Joan Wallach Scott, is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the School of Social Science in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. His father, Donald Scott, is a professor of American history at CUNY. He is also a great nephew of the actor Eli Wallach. Scott attended public schools in Providence, Rhode Island-including Classical High School-before graduating magna cum laude from Harvard in 1988 with a degree in literature.