Cocaine Bear was surprising. Like its title, the movie is wild fun with some shocking scenes…in a clever way.
Despite a rocky first 15 minutes and a half-baked plot that doesn’t seem to go anywhere, the titular fur fiend’s scene-snorting frenzy will give B-movie enthusiasts a contact high. Every time the bear was on the screen, he stole the show, and I was screaming with laughter and excitement.
Have you ever thought was a bear on Cocaine looks like? What would it do or behave? No? Me neither.
However, director Elizabeth Banks nailed it as far as I’m concerned. At least when it comes to the bear itself.
Even when the bear is attacking humans, or you’re seeing what is supposed to be a gruesome scene, I couldn’t stop cheering for the bear to be honest. This is a movie that makes no apologies for trying to make you howl in laughter and disgust – at the same time. It was funny, it didn’t take itself too seriously. Plus, it had a short runtime of an hour and a half, and it packed those ninety minutes with laughs, shocks, and gore and somehow even family and heart.
Should you watch it?
Cocaine Bear does pretty much exactly what it sets out to do. Plus, if you’re in the mood for some silly horror-comedy that is inspired by true events, this movie is for you.
Where can I watch it?
Cocaine Bear is now playing in theaters.