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At Theaters: 2/1/2019 On Video:
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 44 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601319
Studio: Sony Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
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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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Drama Thriller - While being sold as an action thriller, this remake of the Mexican film of the same name is more of a slower moving crime drama. Gina Rodriguez fans will enjoy this big screen showcase for the TV star, but Anthony Mackie's role is a brief cameo. While rated PG-13, some violence, drug use, and adult subject matter make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Gina Rodriguez SMALLFOOT, THE STAR, DEEPWATER HORIZON
Anthony Mackie THE HATE U GIVE, DETROIT, THE NIGHT BEFORE
Ismael Cruz Cordova Acting Debut
Director: Catherine Hardwicke MISS YOU ALREADY, RED RIDING HOOD, TWILIGHT
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Production Notes Heading
Production Information
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 7 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: A suggestive grab.
VIOLENCE: Shootings with blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and cocaine.
ACTION: Shootouts and explosions.
COMEDY: None.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average Although the plot to enter the main character into the beauty pageant loses much of its poignancy in the 2019 movie, the remake holds onto the visual motif for a dramatic final showdown in which Rodriguez, in a ballgown, reclaims her independence with bullets.

USA Today Full Review
Average As far as storytelling goes, "Miss Bala” is a pretty tightly packed affair that zooms along at a nice clip. On the other hand, rampant bribery as a way to move through pesky plot obstacles does seem a bit of a cheat. What keeps it all watchable is Rodriguez's magnetism.

NY Post Full Review
Above Average Delivering a nuanced performance, Rodriguez (CW's "Jane the Virgin”) is riveting to watch, even when her first headlining feature film fails her. Overall, "Miss Bala” is a misfire — but its leading lady is No. 1 with a bullet. And that's a beautiful sight to see. Now, can this queen get a movie worthy of her talent?

Slant Magazine Full Review
Very Poor ...this nihilistic vision of Mexico is less off-putting than the actual meat of the film, which constantly circles back to Lino, an intimidating figure who uses casual threats of violence and sexual assault to keep Gloria in line, in order to prop him up as a sympathetic figure...

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 56 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
12
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
6
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
13
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
20
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 56 moviegoers:
WOW! These are some great reviews! Moviegoers certainly enjoyed this movie more than most movie critics. All ages of moviegoers, both males and females, really enjoyed "Miss Bala," with most indicating that they loved it. Only a few rated it just "good/average," (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).

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