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Beware Of Mr. Baker Reviews

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January 24, 2013
The takeaway: great musician, deficient family man, taxing friend and bandmate, excellent documentary subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 24, 2013
This is warts and all, with the emphasis on the warts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 24, 2013
"Beware of Mr. Baker" argues that when an artist consistently delivers amazement, broken beaks and busted relationships are a fair price to pay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 24, 2013
Although it hits many of the same notes as other recent musical docs, Beware of Mr. Baker nevertheless does a satisfactory job of capturing a restless personality.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2013
Even if you have no special interest in Baker's music, he's a compelling and witty subject.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 18, 2013
Bulger tries, unconvincingly, to paint Baker as a difficult but admirable rebel. The lingering question in the documentary is whether his musical accomplishments were worth the trail of damage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 17, 2013
It gives Baker his musical props while at the same time demonstrating the film's title is no exaggeration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 11, 2013
The madman of rock drumming hasn't mellowed. Or croaked. That's two miracles attached to Ginger Baker's name.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 3, 2013
Deftly presented, with appropriate respect for the past but a clear sense of intellectual curiosity mixed with editorial detachment, one need not fear from the warnings about Mr. Baker, as long as you duck from the swings of his cane.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 20, 2012
Any movie that starts with the subject assaulting the director (Baker smacks plucky first-timer Jay Bulger squarely in the face with his cane) is already ahead of the game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 17, 2012
Lots of surprises and unusual brio. . . in sorting out decades of stories and confusing points of view [with] visual documentation. Very entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 8, 2012
Ginger Baker's perpetual enigma makes for a documentary subject both beguiling and inaccessible, receding and aggressing.
December 4, 2012
The rock documentary to be seen by all those who swore they would never see another.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 30, 2012
If Clapton was God, guess who was the devil?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 30, 2012
This intense, imaginative and wild little film celebrates an unrepentant madman, one of rock'n'roll's surprise survivors, drummer Ginger Baker.
November 29, 2012
Miserable individuals do tend to make for interesting subject matter, and this would be far more of a dry biography without its willfully eccentric lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2012
The hectic, wild life of the greatest rock 'n' roll drummer of them all is exposed in this absorbing documentary, which succeeds almost in spite of itself.
November 29, 2012
The life story of a man who's led one hell of a fascinating life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 28, 2012
The movie salutes the rhythms and the wreckage.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 27, 2012
In spite of Bulger's errors of tone, the movie stands as an engaging tussle with the question of what is permissible with the excuse of art.
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