Beware Of Mr. Baker Reviews

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Top Critic
A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 27, 2012
Mr. Bulger ... does not let "Behind the Music" sensationalism overwhelm the music itself, which is Mr. Baker's great passion and the only reason anyone should take an interest in him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick McCarthy
Slant Magazine
November 26, 2012
Jay Bulger's seemingly erratic doc formally channels Ginger Baker's almost defiant refusal to lead a life that adheres to a linear narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Leydon
November 26, 2012
When a documentary begins with its subject using his crutch to deliver a vicious blow to the director's nose, it's reasonably safe to expect less-than-smooth sailing ahead.
Cole Smithey
November 15, 2012
Exceptional. Jay Bulger's warts-and-all documentary about one of the world's most enigmatic drummers is as vibrant as its musically prodigious subject.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 13, 2012
A bizarre and irreverent if slightly repetitive portrait of picaresque drum legend Ginger Baker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 24, 2012
Colorful, loud doc digs into the peculiar life of one of rock's most bombastic drummers.
March 19, 2012
Wild, funny and richly textured audio-visual treat of a film ... Appealing to some for the same reasons other foul-mouthed, curmudgeonly subjects make for entertaining docs
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Drew McWeeny
March 16, 2012
It's not easy to get past the shield of celebrity, and it's even harder to get past a persona as permanently entrenched as this one to see something genuine and unguarded, and that's what we get here.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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