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Miss Bala (2019)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Rodriguez ... Gloria
Thomas Dekker ... Makeup Supervisor
Vivian Chan Vivian Chan ... Fashion Designer
Barbarella Pardo ... MX Customs Officer
Cristina Rodlo ... Suzu
Sebastián Cano Sebastián Cano ... Chava (as Sebastian Cano Echegollen)
Gaby Orihuela ... Pageant Coordinator
Damián Alcázar ... Chief Saucedo
Ricardo Abarca ... Poyo
Ismael Cruz Cordova ... Lino (as Ismael Cruz Córdova)
Erick Rene Delgadillo Urbina Erick Rene Delgadillo Urbina ... Tucán
Mikhail Plata Mikhail Plata ... Chivo
Jorge Humberto Millan Mardueño Jorge Humberto Millan Mardueño ... Ortiz
Job Sarmiento Job Sarmiento ... Officer at Club
Roberto Sosa Roberto Sosa ... Police Officer
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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.

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Who would you become to save your family? See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of gun violence, sexual and drug content, thematic material, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Bala See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,864,744, 3 February 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,891,198, 14 February 2019
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Remake of a Mexican movie of the same name. See more »

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Remake of Miss Bala (2011) See more »

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Pa' La Calle
Written by Camilo Lara, Lorna Zarina Aponte Acosta and Evelyn Catherine Saldarriaga Mantuano
Performed by Mexican Institute of Sound feat. Lorna
Courtesy of Casete Upload, S.A. de C.V.
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Miss Bala (2019)
3 February 2019 | by rockman182See all my reviews

So, I understand that this is a remake of the Mexican film of the same name but boy does this film deserve the worst name of a film in 2019 award. Still, I was hoping for a remotely decent film. I haven't really seen Gina Rodriguez in anything so I didn't really have high hopes. Catherine Hardwicke is also not a very good filmmaker so there's that. I found this film unintentionally hilarious at times, it was hard to take it serious. I guess it has entertainment value but it wasn't very good.

The film is about an American who is taken by a Mexican crime organization after getting mixed up with them after a night at a nightclub. Her best friend is also kidnapped and she must cooperate with the gang to not only ensure her own survival but also to find the whereabouts of her friend. She also attempts to become a mole with the DEA in hopes for help. The film obviously stars Gina Rodriguez and also Anthony Mackie appears from out of nowhere.

I understand why Gina was cast here. You need a kind of harmless looking girl to start off so she can be built into this cool assassin type character. I get that, however unrealistic it felt (especially at the very end, oh man it was so stupid). Parts of the film did make me laugh because it felt comedic even though it wasn't meant to be. Overall, there's a decent bit of shooting and a lot of awkward pseudo sexual moments.

I kind of do want to check out the original Miss Bala as I'm sure that that is a better film. I guess Hardwicke tries to adapt it for the U.S. but its just stale, unrealistic, and not as good as it thinks to be or could have been. The positive to take from this is that Gina Rodriguez should be able to step up to the film business whenever she chooses to do so. Also, the trailer for this film also sucked. A case of judge the book by its cover because its accurate.

5/10


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