Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Katie Walsh
    Nov 28, 2012
    100
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Nov 27, 2012
    100
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Nov 29, 2012
    88
    A fantastically entertaining biography.
  4. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Nov 28, 2012
    83
    Beware Of Mr. Baker is the life story of a man who's led one hell of a fascinating life.
  5. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Nov 28, 2012
    83
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Nov 27, 2012
    83
    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.

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