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Beware of Mr. Baker

Not Rated In Theaters 11/28/2012 , 100min.
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San Francisco Chronicle
This is warts and all, with the emphasis on the warts. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Mr. Bulger, a former boxer and model before he turned to journalism and then filmmaking, does not let "Behind the Music" sensationalism overwhelm the music itself, which is Mr. Baker's great passion and the only reason anyone should take an interest in him. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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. Plus, if the crankiness gets to you, tune it out and focus on the music. That's what Clapton did. Full Review
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
Beware of Mister Baker won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, perhaps because it was the best embodiment of a recent trend in the non-fiction realm. Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
Writer-director Jay Bulger combines warts-heavy interview footage of Baker with vivid archival bits, concert clips, jaunty animation and chats with various musical greats to paint a lively portrait of yet another brilliant but wildly self-destructive artist. Full Review

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