Miss Bala

Miss Bala (2019)

  • Director: Catherine Hardwicke
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
  • Country: Mexico, USA
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Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film.

Top Cast

Barbarella Pardo
Barbarella Pardo
  • As: MX Customs Officer
Vivian Chan
Vivian Chan
  • As: Fashion Designer
Sebastián Cano
Sebastián Cano
  • As: Chava (as Sebastian Cano Echegollen)

Critic Reviews

A real surprise. It seems to promise an exploitative genre movie, about gangsters and drug deals, and it delivers on that, but it’s something more. Director Catherine Hardwicke and screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocet have taken a Mexican thriller, with a female victim at its center, and have turned it into an intelligent feminist film.
— Mick LaSalle (San Francisco Chronicle)
Didn't Like
With every note as predictable as the next, the movie just blends into a discordant mess. Even Rodriguez’s smile can’t salvage this disappointing remake, but at least it provides a welcome reminder to check out the movie that inspired it.
— Jude Dry (IndieWire)