General Information

Glossary: M
Released Year: 2011
Runtime: 113 minutes
Genre: Action, Drama
Directors: Gerardo Naranjo
Casts: James Russo, Jose Yenque, Stephanie Sigman, Lakshmi Picazo, Noe Hernandez, Irene Azuela, Miguel Couturier, Gabriel Heads, Juan Carlos Galván, Javier Zaragoza, Leonor Victorica, Hugo Márquez, Eduardo Mendizabal
IMDB: Miss Bala (2011)

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IMDB Rating: 6.5

Reviews

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Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
Loosely based on real events, this harrowing, superbly made drama by fast-rising filmmaker Gerardo Naranjo (I'm Gonna Explode) is Mexico's 2012 submission for Best Foreign Language Film - rightfully so.
91
IndieWire - Eric Kohn
In each tense moment, Miss Bala has a lot to say in a few words.
90
Salon - Andrew O'Hehir
Terrifically choreographed, violent and amoral, but never wantonly cruel, Miss Bala is a knockout.
80
The Hollywood Reporter - Unnamed
Fast and dangerous, Miss Bala is a hair-raising actioner.
80
Variety - Unnamed
With the blistering firecracker that is Miss Bala, next-gen Mexican director and AFI grad Gerardo Naranjo delivers on the promise of such well-respected early pics as "Drama/Mex" and "I'm Gonna Explode," revealing them as dry runs for this "Scarface"-scary depiction of south-of-the-border crime run amok.

Miss Bala (2011)



The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.