The Legend of Cocaine Island

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The Legend of Cocaine Island
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Directed byTheo Love
Produced byTheo Love
StarringBo Butterworth
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • 29 March 2019 (2019-03-29) (Netflix)

The Legend of Cocaine Island is a 2018 documentary film, directed and produced by Theo Love. The film is produced under the banner of Sidestilt and is distributed by Netflix.[1]


A man goes looking for cocaine on an island. Some cops (undercover) offer to help by taking the map and getting the coke in exchange for half. The cops (still undercover) send the man a picture of a hole with a bag in it, implying that cocaine is in the bag. They ask the man to come to a parking lot to give him his cut. At this time they arrest him for conspiracy. It was a witch hunt.


  • Bo Butterworth as Andy


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 78% based on 18 reviews, with an average rating of 5.89/10.[2] Adrian Horton of The Guardian wrote, "For one, hammy, winking re-enactments comprise a solid half, if not more, of the film, frequently pushing it toward the realm of dramedy, not always pleasantly".[3]Michael Mckinney of FanBolt wrote, "Director Theo Love treats Ronnie with respect and doesn’t make him the bad guy".[4]


  1. ^ Kroll, Justin; Kroll, Justin (2018-09-05). "Netflix Buys 'The Legend of Cocaine Island' Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  2. ^ "The Legend of Cocaine Island". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Horton, Adrian (2019-03-28). "The Legend of Cocaine Island review – muddled Netflix documentary". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  4. ^ "'The Legend of Cocaine Island' Review: A Hard to Believe True Story of Comical Greed". FanBolt. 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2019-03-28.

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