The Baker (12A)

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I wonder if Damian Lewis would have agreed to star in this knockabout "killer" comedy had it not been written and directed by his younger brother Gareth.

He plays an assassin who has tired of the job and seeks refuge in the normal life of a tiny Welsh village, where he becomes a baker. A variety of misunderstandings ensue as the locals rumble his secret and a fellow assassin tracks him down. Even ignoring the fact that his crisis-of-a-hitman story has been done so much better by Pierce Brosnan in The Matador, Gareth Lewis's gift for comic dialogue is doubtful and his idea of farce – a supposedly raunchy sex scene involving food – is embarrassing.

Watch the trailer for 'The Baker'