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Beware Of Mr. Baker Reviews

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April 30, 2018
...essential viewing for classic rock fans and anyone who loves a good rogue of questionable moral character, undeniable talent and a road case full of excellent stories.
October 31, 2017
What makes this an excellent music doc is the sadness that comes through the madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2017
A cracking story, buzzily edited, this warts-and-warts portrait delivers an illuminating insight into recent rock history. Don't miss it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2013
An entertaining doc on the volatile but great jazz and rock drummer, the controversial London born Ginger Baker.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 18, 2013
The constantly gripping film is adroitly assembled.
May 17, 2013
With no preconceptions, I found this to be one of the films of the year - an extraordinary story about an even more astonishing talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 17, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2013
It's a broadly forgiving portrait of an impossible, irascible talent, who seems to have treated life much like his instrument.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2013
An interesting character study interspersed with classic rock, jazz and Afrobeat clips. Nothing more, but certainly nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2013
Entertaining documentary about the notoriously cantankerous drummer...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 16, 2013
It's all insanely enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 15, 2013
Searingly honest and ultimately deeply moving, this is a fascinating portrait of notoriously antisocial former Cream drummer Ginger Baker, now 73 and still raging.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2013
A juicy slice of rock history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2013
A fascinating rockumentary that pays tribute to its subject's impressive musical odyssey, while illustrating the enormous emotional costs he's incurred along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2013
By turns sad and darkly comedic, but never less than mesmerizing -- a moving and morally conflicted portrait of a true questing spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 28, 2013
Ginger Baker has been revealed as a major talent, an innovator and an unlikely survivor. And a not very nice guy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 28, 2013
Ginger Baker is, and was, a train wreck. Yet this film, like Baker's onstage playing, is always riveting, and something you can't look away from.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2013
This straightforward yet insightful documentary pays tribute to its subject without resorting to hagiography.
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