Review: Not Your Average Bear

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No job and no prospects for a future. An average Joe gets creative in making a scheme to rob some armed guards.

Not Your Average Bear is a film driven by the increasing unemployment rate.

A mediocre man with little talent and capability goes to desperate measures to perform a robbery in order to provide himself with a sense of accomplishment.

Cliff Skelton clearly depicts the frustration people face within the job market, however some scenes are lackluster and distracting, straying away from the focal point of the film, and prompting questions from the audience. 

More info & links:

  • Director: Cliff Skelton
  • Not Your Average Bear screened at the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival in 2020.

Catharine Horsley

Film Reviewer

Catharine Horsley is a film studies graduate from Carleton University, who is addicted to the cinema. She is very passionate about art, photography, and filmmaking. Her dream is to become a screenwriter or film critic. When Catharine isn’t watching movies, she finds joy in reading, writing, painting, and cooking.