BE­WARE OF MR BAKER Di­rected by Jay Bul­ger. Fea­tur­ing Ginger Baker, Eric Clap­ton, Char­lie Watts, Jack Bruce, John Ly­don

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - CINEMA -

It’s hard to imag­ine any per­son fail­ing to de­rive amuse­ment from this doc­u­men­tary on the iras­ci­ble, un­pre­dictable drum­mer Ginger Baker. As is of­ten the case with such projects, the ma­te­rial cov­er­ing the long years of ob­scu­rity is less in­ter­est­ing than the cel­e­bra­tions of life as a young but­ter­fly on the wheel. But con­tri­bu­tions from the likes of Char­lie Watts (dry), Jack Bruce (weary) and Eric Clap­ton (sur­pris­ingly lik­able) keep the story buzzing through­out. Imag­i­na­tive an­i­ma­tions punc­tu­ate the chat­ter. 15A cert, Light House, Dublin (also on Volta), 92 min make March of the Pen­guins seem like the Shoah, Tim Allen’s voiceover just won’t quit with base an­thro­po­mor­phis­ing. G cert, gen re­lease, 78 min

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