Beware Of Mr. Baker

2012

Beware Of Mr. Baker

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Free of the hagiographic overtones that dog many documentary profiles, Beware of Mr. Baker presents a clear-eyed, thoroughly gripping look at one of rock's greatest -- and most personally problematic -- musicians.

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At home with rock 'n' roll monster Ginger Baker, Cream's legendary scarlet-maned, hell-raising drummer. This no-holds-barred, sad, and hilarious portrait of the man referred to as rock's first great drummer (and perhaps still its best) lets him tell his own story, intercut with footage of his continent-hopping life, from London to L.A., Nigeria, Italy, South Africa, and (way) beyond. Baker may have broken the mold musically, but his violent, dyspeptic mood swings, fueled by a multi-decade heroin addiction, went a long way to making him persona non grata even among the music greats who still revere his work. Eric Clapton, Johnny Rotten, Charlie Watts, and Lars Ulrich, Baker's 4 wives, and 3 grown children all have something to say about him: "He's a force of nature," "he's the greatest drummer any of us had ever heard," "he's mad," and "he's fairly consistently horrible" are just a few of them.

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Critic Reviews for Beware Of Mr. Baker

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (52) | Rotten (1)

  • Bleakly entertaining, Beware of Mr Baker neither eulogises nor patronises its subject; one day (though possibly not soon), Baker may take it upon himself to say thanks.

    May 17, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a broadly forgiving portrait of an impossible, irascible talent, who seems to have treated life much like his instrument.

    May 16, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • We are always being told that books and movies have to have "sympathetic" lead characters - well, here's a documentary that does very well without one.

    May 16, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An interesting character study interspersed with classic rock, jazz and Afrobeat clips. Nothing more, but certainly nothing less.

    May 16, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's all insanely enjoyable.

    May 16, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's refreshing to watch a music doc, especially one with such intimate access to its subject, in which barely anyone is unreservedly polite about the person in question.

    May 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

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  • Nov 15, 2013
    Ginger Baker is a legendary drummer with a legendary temper.
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