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About the Movie
An aspiring beauty queen finds herself in the wrong place at the worst possible time in this explosive crime thriller set amid Mexico’s increasingly violent drug war. After witnessing a shooting in a nightclub, the young woman is kidnapped and forced to work for ruthless gangsters in order to keep her dreams — and her family — alive.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 64
- Fresh: 55
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's an adventure story that could be called a contemporary picaresque if it weren't so deadly serious, and might be called fantastical if it weren't loosely based on a true story of a former Miss Hispanic America.
Fresh: Mexico's 2012 submission for Best Foreign Language Film - rightfully so.
Fresh: An urgent dispatch from the sidelines of the drug war that consumes our southern neighbor.
Fresh: There is a larger message to be found here, but it never derails the taut vintage thriller that's been constructed.
You got to see this!!!
This film is actually amazing.. I did not expect this… Very well done!!!
Miss Bala ~ A must see
Director did a great job telling a story of the Mexican drug war and its impact on some innocent people. Makes "Safe House" look like child play. The villian was excellent by the way & so was Stephanie Sigman. Highly recommended...
This Film encompasses all the appeal and emotion of a first class original action packed drama. I dont watch movies twice, but this one will be an exception. A sequel is called for.