Miss Bala (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Miss Bala suggests Gina Rodriguez has a future as an action hero; unfortunately, it also demonstrates how hard it is to balance set pieces against a compelling story.

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Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) 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.

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Miss Bala offers a self-flattering vision of American strength, as one focused gun-toting gal strikes a blow for her gender while cleaning up a skirmish in the ongoing war on drugs.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

[A]lthough the lead character's arc remains troubled and conflicted, the ending makes her seem more like a superhero than the material warrants.

Feb 2, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Anyone thinking about plunking down the bucks to check out "Miss Bala" this weekend: You DEFINITELY deserve better than this.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

The souped-up plot is certainly indigestible, and there's a steady stream of bad laughs, but something genuinely frightening comes through: a woman's sense of disempowerment by men on all sides of the law.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Hardwick's film is gleefully entertaining in a B-movie kind of way, zesty yet also corny at times....For those who go along for the wild, undemanding ride, it makes for a good Friday night action flick.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Rodriguez and her fans deserve better than "Miss Bala," a disappointingly bland and formulaic Hollywood remake of a much grittier and bleaker Mexican thriller.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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