Miss Bala

Release Date: February 1st, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Young Gloria seeks help from the police when cartel hit men kidnap her friend from a nightclub in Mexico. She soon finds herself in big trouble when a corrupt cop hands her over to the same goons who shot up the place. Their gang leader, Lino, decides to use Gloria for his dirty work to avoid detection from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Determined to get away, Gloria must now play a dangerous game to outwit not only the cartel, but the DEA agents who suspect her of complicity.

Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Anthony Mackie, Cristina Rodlo, Thomas Dekker, Matt Lauria, Aislinn Derbez, Ricardo Abarca

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Misher Films, Canana Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    A bullet-riddled tale of unlikely female empowerment, Miss Bala toys with exploitation and social commentary but doesn’t have the ingenuity or nerve to successfully pull off either. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    As entertainment, however, the film is calculation impure and simple. It’s a box-ticking exercise in female jeopardy, survival and empowerment, oppressively efficient in its relentless way but unrelieved by emotional resonance. show more

  • 40
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Gareth Dunnet Alcocer's script has a tidy, programmed feel that results in a feel-good version of a grim and sordid modern yarn. show more

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