Miss Bala Synopsis
A young woman dreams of becoming a beauty contest queen in Mexico.
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The emotional pull is enough to dismiss subtitles

By ska-triumph
SImply put, like the filmmaker's fellow countryman - Alfonso Cuaron, who's proven himself and concretized his aesthetic with each successive project (e.g. Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, HARRY POTTER 3 (AZKABAN),...

Just okay

By ChazToTheMax
I felt this movie was okay, a bit slow at certain points. Story line dragged on at times, on a visual scale from 1-10, I would rate 5. I was a little disappointed at the end, left up in the air...

Chilling story of Mexican corruption.

By dbetteo
The story clearly shows the corruption that permeates life in Mexico at all levels. The subject matter was well handled and well exposed. Visually, Naranjo could have done a better job. Editing was...

Miss Bala

By cathyweiss
This was a highly suspense filled movie, which I prefer if it was called a "docu-drama" so my expectations would have been better managed. I can deal with poor quality filming if I know the primary...

just not worth it

By jorgemlg
I like supporting Mexican movies, but this is just a bad movie. Poorly acted, poorly directed, poorly written. The story is hard to buy (not because the events depicted there don't happen all the time...

Miss Bala

By Thomas_Drysdale
Very smart and touching. The lead performance is so understated and compelling. Much is left to viewer's imagination, resulting in a high level of engagement. I'm still thinking about it the morning...

By TheChefCookie

maybe with some editing

By anabtc
The story is good, but it feels long and repetitive. Some sound editing and cutting of scenes would have just gotten the point across without boring people....

By figman5000

Deadly Beauty Pageant

By Gonzalo_Chicago
A journey unlike any you have seen, Miss Bala gives you a vivd glimpse at the drug wars in Mexico through the experiences of a young lady aiming to become a Beauty Pageant winner. Shocking. Moving....

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Rated R | For Some brutal violence, language and sexuality