Review: Cocaine Bear ‘An Extremely Fun And Outrageous Thriller’

By Gary

All this sounds insane and then you see it was based on true events.

The film shows: “An oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converge on a Georgia forest where a huge black bear goes on a murderous rampage after unintentionally ingesting cocaine”.

Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner’s plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists,and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke fuelled rampage for more cocaine and blood.

This film I believe was Ray Liotta’s last performance before his sad passing last year.

Aside from being an extremely fun and outrageous thriller, this movie is hysterical.

I was full volume laughing frequently. So many parts are the perfect combination of memorable and hilarious. It knows exactly what it’s doing.

This film is exactly what you think it is.

It’s a bear on cocaine going crazy in the woods.

That doesn’t mean it’s not good. It’s actually surprisingly good.

Granted, I really didn’t expect a lot from a film called Cocaine Bear. What I did expect was some satisfying creature violence and some darkly humorous comedy to pad the time between the carnage.

The film 100 percent delivered on these fronts.

My Rating: 7/10