We talked about Cocaine Bear on the Livestream a few weeks ago, but now it’s on streaming so we can do a full review.


In a nutshell: Cocaine Bear is stupidly good fun.

The movie stars Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ray Liotta, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Margo Martindale as the main players. It’s directed by Elizabeth Banks.

I was a little worried going into this with Banks at the helm. She also made the reboot of Charlie’s Angels and then blamed all men for how bad it was. However, she does a decent job here. The comedy timing in places is spot on. You know what the story is, but just in case:

“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.”

Based on a true story, a guy is dumping drugs out of a plane for the cartel to find later. All is going well until he knocks himself out and falls to his death. The downside is, he’s got some of the drugs strapped to him, so the police get involved.

This is the first 10 minutes and about as much of the true story that is true. The rest of Cocaine Bear is about the bear, high on drugs, going around killing people as it searches for more drugs.

What you then have is the people who are searching for the drugs or missing kids in the woods, and how they all tie into the main theme. It’s all very well done. I liked each of the groups and the group dynamics they had. Some of them really made me laugh.

Cocaine Bear is a stupid premise of a movie and everyone knows it. The cast is having lots of fun with it all. They say that everyone has a good death scene in them, well, some of the actors here have great death scenes.

There are a couple of kills where I properly belly-laughed at the absurdity of it, but it’s all in good fun. It took me back to a time when the slasher movies of the 80s would focus more on the kills than the actual story. Although the story and the characters are fun in Cocaine Bear. From Russell, who is out looking for her kids, to the drug dealers and the small talk they make while trying to find the drugs, they all get a good turn.

There’s no point in expanding on the story as you have all you need to know from the description. You’re there for the laughs and the kills, and this movie has those by the bucket load.

This is one of those movies where you can sit down with a few friends and have a few beers and just laugh along with it. It’s stupid, it’s bloody, but it’s a fun bit of entertainment. At the end, it is dedicated to the memory of Ray Liotta. This isn’t listed as the last movie he’s going to be in, but I think he would be proud of this movie.

Cocaine Bear is only streaming in the US at the moment, but it won’t be long before it’s everywhere else. I’ll be watching it again.

Check back every day for new content at Last Movie Outpost.
To like us on Facebook Click Here
To follow us on Twitter Click Here
See our YouTube channel Click Here

Cocaine Bear
Previous articleBLACKBERRY The Movie
Next articleGATTACA Getting A TV Series
Contributor and video editor for the site for 2 years and still have no idea what I'm doing. Outside of here, I'm a video producer and editor and keen bounty hunter, please contact me if you have a target (I only work on Wednesdays).
phil-finally-catches-cocaine-bearA bear gets hooked on cocaine and goes on a killing spree trying to find more drugs. A stupid premise, but it's a stupid movie. Really funny in places, a great soundtrack, and funny kills.