Some amusing, if haphazard luridness is to be had in Elizabeth Banks latest film based on a 1985 incident regarding a drug runner drop
In Cocaine Bear there’s plenty of wackiness surrounding a menacing, if occasionally loopy creature that may ignite recollections of Tremors or seven orbit Lake Placid. The tension doesn’t play out from Jaws premise out in a wilderness culminating on a ledge behind a waterfall.
Actors like O’Shea Jackson (as a chief minion) and Christian Convery fare better than others like Brooklyn Price, Alden Ehrenreich, Margo Martindale (as a lovelorn park ranger), as well as Keri Russell (as a pursuing mom) and the late Ray Liotta as a heavy-coiffed drug syndicate head behold to Columbian suppliers.
Banks who did the more recent “Charlies” Angles” finds a certain polished, understated sarcasm that is mitigated by its sloppy abruptions. Finally as it clocks in manageably for such a scant lark tat looks to capitalize on its early on-line buzz before setting less favorably from cloning and intentionally fake CGI machinations.