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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 60
    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. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    One of rock's underheralded pioneers gets his due in Beware of Mr. Baker, an affectionate but unfawning portrait that finds the drummer of Cream still keeping the beat despite hardships both institutional and self-inflicted (heavy on the latter). show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    A fantastically entertaining biography. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    Jay Bulger's seemingly erratic documentary formally channels Ginger Baker's almost defiant refusal to lead a life that adheres to a linear narrative. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore Movie Nation

    Take that sign at the entrance to his Tulbagh, South Africa compound seriously – "Beware of Mr. Baker." show more

  • 100
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    An aggressively unpleasant man somehow lands a perfect series of gigs in this rudely funny documentary: first as a pounding rock drummer who revolutionized the field; then as a fearless, rage-filled polo player; and finally as an impatient interviewee. show more

  • 80
    Patrick Peters Empire

    Like Spinal Tap's more seriously older brother, Jay Bulger's fond but unsparingly honest film is a treat for fans and music lovers. A juicy slice of rock history. show more

  • 100
    Katie Walsh The Playlist

    The combination of compelling subject with an exciting and expert approach to documentary form achieves that transcendence you hope for in this genre: a melding of subject and text that is its own beast but also perfectly reflect each other. show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Spitting obscenities at the film's director, Jay Bulger, Baker recalls his days as: the '60s thrash caveman who gave Cream and Blind Faith their transcendent power surge; the pioneer of druggy hotel-room rampages; and the damaged purist who left the pop world for Africa. The movie salutes the rhythms and the wreckage. show more

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