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Beware of Mr. Baker

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Jay Bulger

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Plot Summary

At home with rock ‘n’ roll monster Ginger Baker, Cream’s legendary scarlet-manned, 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, that 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.

Credits

  • Director
    • Jay Bulger
  • Screenwriter
    • Jay Bulger

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

98%
  • Reviews Counted: 48
  • Fresh: 47
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The movie salutes the rhythms and the wreckage. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Nov 28, 2012

Fresh: The takeaway: great musician, deficient family man, taxing friend and bandmate, excellent documentary subject. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Jan 24, 2013

Fresh: This is warts and all, with the emphasis on the warts. – David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 24, 2013

Fresh: 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. – John Anderson, Newsday, Dec 20, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Beware of Mr. Baker

Fascinating!!

Ginger Baker is a crazy genius with an amazing take on life and truly unique drumming talents. Jay Bulger gets way inside the mind of Baker to present a very raw and personal profile of one of music's most enigmatic figures. A must for any Cream and/or rock fan.

great music doc

I loved every minute of this documentary. I was never a big fan of Cream but I've always been a fan of Ginger Baker cause he is so nuts.

Best Picture

If any movie ever deserved a top of the line award, it's this one. Hands down the best thing in years in film

Beware of Mr. Baker
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2012

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