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- 1hr 44m
An American woman in Mexico is caught in the crossfire between cartel members and the DEA, and is forced to play both sides against one another in order to rescue a friend.More Details »
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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.
- Gina Rodriguez
- Thomas Dekker
- Vivian Chan
- Barbarella Pardo
- Cristina Rodlo
- Sebastián Cano
- Gaby Orihuela
- Damián Alcázar
- Ricardo Abarca
- Ismael Cruz Cordova
Did You Know?
- Remake of a Mexican movie of the same name.
Atom User Reviews
Sucks big time! Don’t waste your money.
Not as good as I thought it would be and rather dragged out and missing that big plot
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.
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.
Gareth Dunnet Alcocer's script has a tidy, programmed feel that results in a feel-good version of a grim and sordid modern yarn.