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The Baker

The Baker (2008)

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Professional hit man Milo (Damian Lewis) flees the city after failing to carry out a contract, and gets mistaken for a baker while hiding out in the country. But just as Milo begins to embrace his leisurely new lifestyle and strike up a romance with local veterinarian Rhiannon (Kate Ashfield), his secret gets out, and the locals start asking for much more than specialty cakes. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Comedy

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All Critics (6) | Fresh (0) | Rotten (6)

A hit and miss comedy.

October 8, 2009 Full Review Source: BBC.com

It lacks dramatic yeast.

October 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

The good new is that it goes to DVD almost immediately so can be left to gather dust in a Woolies bargain bin.

October 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

The normally wonderful Kate Ashfield bags a supporting slot as Milo's love interest only to spend the film's climax ruthlessly gagged with a strip of gaffer tape. Given the state of the dialogue, this is probably for the best.

October 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

The Baker is an iffy affair made palatable mostly by Lewis' lead performance, an attractive blend of naivete and deadly efficiency. But we've seen it before.

October 8, 2009
Kansas City Star

Audience Reviews for The Baker

A really good idea that needed more time in development. I felt it was suitable to a short rather than a feature so there was a lot of dead space where they hadn't thought of anything decent to put in it. It was good, and had some really good moments but it's not worthy of being called a feature.
October 21, 2011
StarCrossedVoyager

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This movie is also called Assassin in Love..........The English do this sort of thing right. Great quirky characters, the kind you'll never see in an American movie. I loved it for the same reasons I loved Death at a Funeral (the english version directed by Frank Oz of all people) If you like this kind of offbeat stuff, you'll love this. Fantastic fun movie!!
March 29, 2011
itsjustme2004

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I love the discreet and absurd British humour. Reminds me a little of In Bruges, or to be fair - In Bruges reminds of The Baker because this was made a year earlier. A shame that it hasn't got more attention since it's a great story with great actors (Michael Gambon, in his typical role, among others) and a nice soundtrack. Some parts was pretty slow though. Nevertheless, The Baker is definitely worth watching.
February 3, 2009
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