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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Baker's life, like his music, was as sad as it was beautiful. And Weber's movie - obsessed with Baker's image as much as with his songs - hits all the right notes. show more

  • 70
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A combination homage, living obituary and darkly moody piece of cinematic poetry. show more

  • 88
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    The miraculous thing about Let's Get Lost is that Weber has managed to create something that's both impossibly stylized and unmistakably moral (not judgmental, moral). show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What you remember most are the shots of Baker roaming around Santa Monica, Calif., in what feels like endless late-afternoon sun, or riding at night in the back of a convertible with a woman on each arm. show more

  • 100
    Andrew Pulver The Guardian

    It's not exactly a documentary, more a lovingly-filmed homage, but some candid interview material allows scraps of Baker's story to emerge. show more

  • 100
    Dave Calhoun Time Out London

    Alongside archive material and new footage of Chet shot in his signature romantic, B&W style, Weber elicits frank reminiscences from his subject and a host of ex-lovers and friends. show more

  • 80
    David Parkinson Empire

    This is simply the finest jazz documentary ever made. show more

  • 80
    Total Film

    Plays like an elegy for the demise of the cool, thick with the small-hours allure of addiction and infatuation but smart enough to see clearly. show more

  • 70
    Nathan Rabin The Dissolve

    It’s a cinematic love song, pure and simple, and Weber isn’t about to let ugly facts get in the way of a parade of gorgeous images and intoxicating ideas. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Just about the only documentary that works like a novel, inviting you to read between the lines of Baker's personality until you touch the secret sadness at the heart of his beauty. show more

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