Miss Bala (2019)

Miss Bala (2019)

Miss Bala (2019)

Gina Rodriguez (TV's Jane the Virgin) is a beauty contest winner forced to work for a crime boss after witnessing a murder in this thriller based on the 2011 Mexican film of the same name. Directed by Sundance Directing Award winner Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen).

2019104 minsUSA
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Miss Bala (2019) / Reviews

Vulture

Vulture

The souped-up plot is certainly indigestible, and there's a steady stream of bad laughs, but something genuinely frightening comes through: a woman's sense of disempowerment by men on all sides of the law.

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Variety

Variety

This mostly-English-language version of "Miss Bala" does with a shotgun blast what Naranjo did with a sniper round. It may not be an improvement on the original Mexican movie, but it's sure to reach a lot more people.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Gloria... is basically in the wrong place at the wrong time, something that might be said for everyone involved with this movie, audience included.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

This Hollywoodised remake is mostly generic and uninspired, but it also proves that Rodriguez has the makings of a true movie star.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It's understandable that Hardwicke didn't want to mimic her predecessor's moves. But in chop-chop-chopping the action into standard Hollywood fragments, she has drained the material of its tension, its meaning and its purpose...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A bland American remake of a tough Mexican original.

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