Cocaine Angel (2007)




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Directed by Michael Tully, the low-key, occasionally darkly humorous drama Cocaine Angel stars Damian Lahey as Scott, a man dealing with a severe cocaine addiction. The minimally plotted film features plainly documented events in his desultory day-to-day existence including losing his job, attempting to visit with his daughter, and always looking to score more of the white powder that controls his life.
Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Cocaine Angel

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

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March 5, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Pitch-perfect central perf (by scribe and co-producer Damian Lahey), total lack of dramatic artifice and surreally situational humor make for a minor-key vignette of unmistakable, if unstable, authenticity.

Full Review… | February 21, 2007
Top Critic

We may learn nothing new about the grasp of addiction, but the movie's lean 75 minutes is at least a genuinely fast track to oblivion.

February 21, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Movies about addicts are a dime a dozen, but Cocaine Angel does its own thing, mixing humor with bleakness and resisting the too-common urge to romanticize addiction.

Full Review… | February 21, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Scrappy and defiantly deglamorized, this chronicle of a couple of long, useless days in the life of a down-and-out coke addict oozes miserable authenticity without giving you a reason to care.

February 21, 2007

If this film was intended as a joke, consider me fooled.

Full Review… | February 16, 2007
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Cocaine Angel

Nothing more addictive than Lahey's portrayal of a hard-luck loser. While other drug/addict films peddle fantasy and happiness, this one gives you the hard stuff. 'Angel'show's those films where they can stick all that cheesy crap. Well-written dialogue and acting carry this film from start to finish. Call me when CA 2 hits the streets boys, im on board!

Jeff -Big Daddy- Cohen
Jeff -Big Daddy- Cohen

So... that cat shoots up cocaine and looses his job, ext... Are you sure this shouldn't be called Heroin Angel? This propaganda film is a good follow-up to Reefer Madness. Unfortunately I couldn't past the bad acting, film quality, editing, script.... I've seen some cheap films, but there's something to carry it. This was pretty weak. Actually the acting wasn't absolute shit, but definitively not good by any kind of Troma standards.. so yeah, it could have been better. I also realize why I didn't care. You see them start off as junkies who are kind of dicks. To improve this movie it might have started off with them as good people who slipped into the drug world. You know character development to get you caring. The way it was you really weren't too concerned with them. Half of this wasn't even drugs it was just 2 people bitching at each other annoyingly. Could have been great, but in the end it just wasn't. Much better movies with the same theme (Candy is the same movie only better).

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti

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