Cocaine Bear

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
Cocaine Bear Movie Poster: A black bear roars against a black, backlit background

Common Sense says

age 17+

Action comedy has tons of drugs, swearing, gory violence.

R 2023 95 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 16+

Exactly what a movie called Cocaine Bear should be…

This is a great romp and utterly OTT film. The violence is visceral, gory yet somewhat cartoony and the bear is actually quite terrifying, with blood soaked slobber dripping from its mouth and a fierce hard stare that Paddington would be jealous of. Along with Snakes On A Plane, you get exactly what you pay for with a film called Cocaine Bear…. Don’t expect high drama or arthouse camera angles. This is 95mins of fun and scary action. Emphasis on the fun. I wouldn’t show this to anyone under 16 I think as it honestly demands a little maturity to understand the comedy and silliness the film strives to achieve.
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age 17+

Satisfactory story, but good entertainment.

I liked this movie for the most part. I just saw it tonight in theaters and thought it was entertaining, but must be viewed by older teens and adults only. The violence includes MANY jump-scares, bloody attacks caused by the bear, and much suspense leading up to the jump-scares. It was much scarier in theaters than it would be streaming or on DVD. Although it was very entertaining at the beginning, it got boring and slow near the climax. It seemed like all the bear wanted was cocaine, and wherever it didn’t sniff the cocaine, it would look elsewhere and then unleash its attack wherever the cocaine could be found. Be prepared for a scene where two minors try out cocaine when they find it (although the scene isn’t very graphic). This movie is extremely disturbing with the jump-scares, suspense, and the loads and loads of cocaine displayed throughout the film. The language is also constant, mostly consisting of uses of “f--k” and “s--t”. It is entertaining, but not with a lot of good messages or role models.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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