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Miss Bala (2011)

Miss Bala

Overview


Genre

Action, Drama

Release Date

October 14, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Gerardo Naranjo

Producer

Pablo Cruz

Screenwriter

Mauricio Katz, Gerardo Naranjo

Starring

  • Stephanie Sigman
  • Irene Azuela
  • James Russo
  • Jose Yenque
  • Miguel Couturier

Story


One of the most exciting young talents around, the Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo approaches the hot-button topic of drug violence through the perspective of an unlikely, unwitting heroine: a Tijuana beauty pageant contestant (Stephanie Sigman) who stumbles into the path of ruthless cartel operatives and corrupt officials. Although inspired by a true story, Miss Bala avoids docudrama cliches and tabloid sensationalism, and instead evokes the pervasive climate of fear and confusion that has enveloped daily life in some increasingly lawless pockets of northern Mexico. Using long takes and fluid, precise camera work, Naranjo fashions a highly original thriller: an anguished and harrowing mood piece with an undertow of bleakly absurdist humor and moments of heart-stopping action.

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Stephanie Sigman stars as Laura Guerrero in Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation's Miss Bala (2011)
Stephanie Sigman stars as Laura Guerrero in Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation's Miss Bala (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a rewarding journey with some of the most technically-accomplished filmmaking..”
by Brian Tallerico [HollywoodChicago.com]
“..an utterly gripping and powerfully moving thriller with a terrific central performance..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
“..there is no defined good guys vs. bad guys..”
by Donald J. Levit [ReelTalk Movie Reviews]