The Baker (2007)

The Baker




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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

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, some partial nudity, violence and brief language)
Genre: Comedy
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In Theaters:
Bankside Films


as Rhiannon

as Businessman

as Bodyguard

as Farmer Williams

as Dai Williams

as Owain Williams

as Check-Out Girl

as Fish & Chip Man

as Mrs. Edwards

as Hypnotist Voice

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Critic Reviews for The Baker

All Critics (6)

A hit and miss comedy.

Full Review… | October 8, 2009

It lacks dramatic yeast.

Full Review… | October 8, 2009
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.

Full Review… | October 8, 2009
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.

Full Review… | October 8, 2009

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

Full Review… | January 14, 2010

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.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer


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!!

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Lewis plays Milo, a hitman who flees his job and life to hide in the country and attempts a new lifestyle taking on the roll of a baker for a small town after he is knocked out by an exploding sheep. English comedy ensues as his former job is discovered and nearly all of the members of the local citizenry want him to kill someone for them. Meanwhile, another hit man is hot on his trail even following him to Wales in an attempt to kill him.

Ingredients: Comedy, drama, romance, action, adventure, lovely scenery and horror (toe nail scene)

Deb S

Super Reviewer

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