Video Views Extra: New Review of an Older Movie
The kind of nostalgia-bait that might cause a pause if one was to stumble upon it while channel surfing.
By delivering the expected and doing so with style and intensity, it lands in the top tier of the nine "Rocky" universe movies.
The characters are well-delineated and the story is sufficiently engaging for the motion picture to stand on its own merits irrespective of a viewer’s affinity for country music.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-04-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Drugs)
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Cast: Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ray Liotta, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Brooklyn Prince, Christian Convery, Margo Martindale, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
"Cocaine Bear" is imperfect but it is fun and will not disappoint many who are titillated by the title.
A "Clerks" movie doesn’t seem like the best vehicle for ruminations about mortality…especially amidst a flotilla of dated, unfunny humor.
Worth watching only for those with an insatiable curiosity to see how the iconic character was imagined 21 years prior to being deemed ready for a significant budget.