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The Baker (2007)




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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


Kate Ashfield
as Rhiannon
Nicolas Rowe
as Businessman
Simon Winkler
as Bodyguard
Dorien Thomas
as Farmer Williams
Michael Geary
as Dai Williams
Rhodri Meilir
as Owain Williams
Aimee Cowen
as Check-Out Girl
Gareth Wyn Griffith
as Fish & Chip Man
Gwenno Dafydd
as Mrs. Edwards
Martin Glyn Murray
as Hypnotist Voice
Garrett Lewis
as Nature Documentary Voice
Paul Courtenay Hyu
as Chinese Fish & Chip Man
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Critic Reviews for The Baker

All Critics (6)

A hit and miss comedy.

October 8, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It lacks dramatic yeast.

October 8, 2009 | Full Review…
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 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 2/4
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.

Sophie Burgess
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.
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
Deb S

Super Reviewer

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