REVIEW | Cocaine Bear

“Cocaine Bear” is a surprisingly delightful and unique film that turns an incredibly bizarre true story into an engaging and entertaining cinematic experience. The movie, directed by Elizabeth Banks, follows the journey of a bear in the 1980s that accidentally ingests a large amount of cocaine, leading to a wild and unpredictable series of events.

Despite the absurdity of the premise, the film manages to balance humour, suspense, and heart in an entertaining and engaging way. The performances by the cast, notably the titular bear, are impressive and endearing, and the film’s visual style perfectly captures the eclectic and colourful world of 1980s America.

What makes “Cocaine Bear” stand out, however, is its unexpected depth. While it may seem light-hearted on the surface, the film also explores themes of friendship, redemption, and the consequences of our actions. By the end of the film, viewers will find themselves genuinely invested in the fate of the bear and the people around it, creating a truly emotional experience.

Overall, “Cocaine Bear” is a surprisingly enjoyable film that defies expectations and delivers a unique and memorable movie-watching experience—highly recommended for anyone looking for something different and exciting to watch.

4.5/5 STARS