Cocaine Bear

Cocaine Bear

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve got a special review for you today in the name of — Cocaine Bear, by director Elizabeth Banks.
Inspired by a 1985 true story of a 500-pound black bear that consumed a significant amount of cocaine and embarks on a drug-fueled rampage, an eccentric gathering of cops, criminals, tourists, and teenagers assemble in a Georgia forest.
Right off the bat, I’m going, to be frank with you. Cocaine Bear is a bloody mess, I mean, this film is so convoluted with unnecessary storylines and characters but I figured because of the time that the film is taking place in that there’s no reason to take it seriously.
We have a Stella star cast in the names of Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Margo Martindale and so much more, who all do an incredible job at delivering unforgettable performances that left me tearing up in an abundance of laughter.
Though the first twenty or thirty minutes into the movie had me questioning when are we going to get to the bear already. But shortly after we arrive at the park, the story switches up phenomenally.
I cannot describe to you enough just how funny this movie gets in the second act without spoiling it for you, so I want you to imagine the craziest scenario that you think of when picturing a 500-pound black bear on pure cocaine, rampaging in a park without discrimination.
This movie brought out the kid in me as I found myself laughing at the top of my lungs without a single care in the world at the events beyond belief that occurred one after another.
The situation is so botched, not only are cops hunting down drug dealers, but a mother is looking for her daughter that decided to skip school with her friend, then there’s the park ranger, who I dare say has the most uproarious script in the entire movie and then there are these three teenagers that realized too late that messed with the wrong guy.
The characters appear and feel so genuine, you don’t consider it a movie but more like a dark-comedy hyped-up documentary.
I applaud Elizabeth Banks for getting such a talented cast together and letting them have a great time with it because that’s exactly my experience after watching this film.
My only problem with the movie would have to be its awful editing towards the end of the film, however, aside from that, the CGI of the black bear I believe was done well.
There are a few instances that you make out that the bear wasn’t real, especially during the close-up shots but I can confidently excuse the flaws because I honestly had a great time watching the film.
Cocaine bear is rated- R for a good reason, there’s a lot of profanity, and obvious drug use with no sex or nudity but a makes up for that with a tone of violence.
I give Cocaine Bear a 3.7 out of 5 rating.
If you’ve watched Cocaine Bear, let me know in the comments section below what your thoughts on the film are.
Thank you for reading another review from, LSR.
Until next time, stay blessed.Cocaine Bear
Star Ratings

Elizabeth Banks

I really felt like we had to find the moment when that's exactly what happened. You think you understand who the villain is in the movie, and then at a certain point, we tip the scales, and you start to realize, "Oh, right. The bear didn't do anything wrong. This bear is innocent. It just wants more cocaine.

After a 500-pound black bear consumes a significant amount of cocaine and embarks on a drug-fueled rampage, an eccentric gathering of cops, criminals, tourists, and teenagers assemble in a Georgia forest.
  • Ray Liotta
  • Keri Russell
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr.
  • Alden Ehrenreich
  • Kristofer Hivju
  • Brooklynn Prince
  • Christian Convery
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Aaron Holliday
  • Margo Martindale
  • Matthew Rhys
  • Scott Seiss
  • Isiah Whitlock Jr.
  • Ayoola Smart
  • Kahyun Kim
  • Leo Hanna
  • Universal Pictures
  • Universal Pictures
  • Brownstone Productions
  • Lord Miller
  • 1h 35mins

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