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Miss Bala (2019)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 February 2019 (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.

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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 Gaby Orihuela ... Pageant Coordinator
Damián Alcázar ... Chief Saucedo
Ricardo Abarca ... Poyo
Ismael Cruz Cordova ... Lino (as Ismael Cruz Córdova)
Erick Delgadillo Erick Delgadillo ... Tucán (as Erick Rene Delgadillo Urbina)
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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Don't Mess with Family. See more »


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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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

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

Gross USA:

$15,006,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,383,580
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (as Dolby Vision-Atmos)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The gang featured in the film is called "Estrellas" and their logo is a lower-case "e" accompanied by a star. "Estrella" is the Spanish word for "star." See more »

Quotes

Gloria: You're not listening to me. I'm an American citizen. I know my rights! I want to be taken to the US embassy!
Brian Reich: The consulate already knows about you, Gloria. My name is Brian Riech and I'm an agent with Drug Enforcement Administration. Now these are encrypted radio cellphones that only Esparza and his people use. They can't be tracked. So you're telling me that he gave you one of these, and he doesn't even know you?
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Written and Performed by Owen Chaim
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Gina Rodriguez Amazing
3 February 2019 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

Miss Bala was Red Sparrow-esque (to use a recent movie as a comparison). It wasn't nearly as sexual as Red Sparrow but it was starring a woman that witnessed something she shouldn't have, based in a foreign country in which she had to do whatever she could to survive.

Gloria Fuentes (Gina Rodriguez) is a Hollywood makeup artist that goes to Tijuana, Mexico to help her friend prep for the Miss Baja, California pageant. While she and her friend are at a party the place is shot up by the Los Estrella gang. Trusting the wrong people Gloria found herself a captive of that gang and forced to do criminal acts she wanted no part in.

At the heart of this movie is a survivalist story--which I like. With survivalist stories necessity is the mother of invention and every action done by the one looking to survive can be crucial; no matter how trivial the action is. It's not always about a grand scheme, it's about surviving the next moment.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't like the Latino flavor. It's cool to see movies set in various countries with the cast being of different nationalities and ethnicities. This movie was intelligently done with some seriously tense scenes all with a PG-13 rating. There was never a feel that they tried to soften the movie at all. It had all the grit and intensity of an R rated movie minus the language and nudity.

Only my second time seeing Gina Rodriguez and she was amazing.


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