Beware Of Mr. Baker
Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 14, 2013
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 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.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

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.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"Beware of Mr. Baker" is comprehensive, if somewhat overly glowing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An entertaining doc on the volatile but great jazz and rock drummer, the controversial London born Ginger Baker.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Ginger Baker has been revealed as a major talent, an innovator and an unlikely survivor. And a not very nice guy.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The takeaway: great musician, deficient family man, taxing friend and bandmate, excellent documentary subject.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The constantly gripping film is adroitly assembled.

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Charles Cross
Seattle Times

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.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

This is warts and all, with the emphasis on the warts.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

With no preconceptions, I found this to be one of the films of the year - an extraordinary story about an even more astonishing talent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Wu Chouin
Ginger Baker is a legendary drummer with a legendary temper.