Producer: Andy Berman, Pablo Cruz, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer
Writer: Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer
Release Date: Feb 1, 2019
Runtime: 1hr 44m
An act of friendly generosity pushes a young woman to become a true warrior when she’s caught between cops and a drug cartel. Gloria (Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin) visits Tijuana to help her friend Suzu compete in a beauty pageant. When an event at a club explodes in gunfire Gloria comes face to face with a cartel boss. When Suzu goes missing, Gloria gets help from her new criminal acquaintance… for a price.
While focused on finding and saving Suzu, Gloria is used as a pawn by both sides of the drug war. Trapped in the battleground between DEA and cartel, the unassuming young woman transforms into a heroic and extraordinary survivor.
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.