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      Miss Bala

      R 2011 1h 53m Action Drama List
      88% Tomatometer 68 Reviews 63% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A young woman dreams of becoming a beauty contest queen in Mexico. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Miss Bala's subject is loaded enough, but the frantic and muscular filmmaking puts this movie in a whole new league.

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      Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online Except for its disappointingly tapered ending, Miss Bala... is an impressive, anxiety-ridden crime drama that can join the ranks of some of the best in its genre, from two of Mexico's best talents. Rated: + Sep 8, 2017 Full Review Radheyan Simonpillai NOW Toronto Rated: 4/5 Feb 3, 2012 Full Review Peter Howell Toronto Star Naranjo is unflinching in his determination not to serve up mindless entertainment. Rated: 3/4 Feb 2, 2012 Full Review Katherine Monk Hardwicke loads the barrel with everything any feminist action fan could hope for, but Miss Bala splatters shotgun-style, with fragments of narrative shrapnel piercing every scene, without hitting any specific dramatic targets. Rated: 3/5 Mar 9, 2019 Full Review Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm The costumes are the key. Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 29, 2019 Full Review Stephen Saito Moveable Fest Naranjo puts on a master class in aesthetic storytelling where the substance equals the style, careful not to allow the film's large-scale action sequences to threaten to glorify the real-life exploits that inspired the story. Jan 8, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member what begins as an ordinary dream of a female pageant queen-to-be turns into a devastating nightmare this films is an honest and deep depiction of the corruption of Mexico and its drug trafficking it feels very raw and atmospheric going through the various stages Laura never intended to be a part of a much larger danger yet she struggles to maintain her bravery and the sanctity of her soul anyone can get caught up in the midst of things even in their own country the biggest part of all with Miss Bala is all the emotions it hits showing that some people can still be evil, dark, greedy, violent, and most of all devilish this will be hard for most viewers but it really does cover the subject matter its addressing Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/01/24 Full Review Audience Member Believable story with some twists and turns. Good cast. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is uniquely full of many great young and talent actors it is full of action and suspense I was aware all though out the movie not knowing what was actually going to happen next , my congrats to Ismael Cruz Cordova and Gina Rodriguez. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Solid thriller. Stephanie Sigman is sexy af Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member It’s slow and at times confusing. Good performances are the only thing that saves it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member The action sequences are excellent but the plot is jumpy and uninvolving. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A young woman dreams of becoming a beauty contest queen in Mexico.
      Gerardo Naranjo
      Pablo Cruz
      Gerardo Naranjo, Mauricio Katz
      Production Co
      Fox International, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
      R (Sexuality|Language|Some Brutal Violence)
      Action, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2013
      1h 53m
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