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A filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways.


  • Scott Pryor
  • Eric Roberts
  • Kevin Sizemore
  • Lorynn York
  • Darrin Dewitt Henson
  • Lunden De'Leon
  • Brooke Jaye Taylor
  • Bradford Haynes
  • Kenny Barr
  • Adam Minarovich

Atom User Reviews

3.0 out of 5


Dec 1, 2020

Ultimately, Black Bear is about the price of art — not only the price the artist pays, but that the people around the artist end up paying, unwittingly. Yet in the actual experience of it, the movie doesn’t feel so lofty. It just feels tense and disquieting, like a thriller. In that sense, it is a thriller, but one of the emotions, and it’s riveting every step of the way.

Metacritic review by Mick LaSalle
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
Jan 28, 2020

A slippery psychological drama that starts out talky and perhaps intentionally distancing but becomes retroactively gripping once its big switch is revealed, this is a darkly playful deconstruction of the indie filmmaking process that digs into the artist-muse dynamic and the power structures in relationships, constantly teasing the viewer as to what's real and what's part of the writer character's imagination.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter