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Miss Bala

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Aspiring beauty queen Laura Guerrero (Stephanie Sigman) finds her dreams of becoming Miss Baja California dashed after witnessing a nightclub bloodbath, and becoming hopelessly caught up in a raging drug war.
  • Credits
    Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, Noe Hernandez, James Russo, Jose Yenque
  • Critic Reviews
    "Naranjo keeps the action tense but understated; instead of allowing the explosions and shootouts to pile up, he rations them in taut doses."
    Movieline

    3 stars out of 5 -- "Sigman's turn is committed and the set-pieces harrowing..."
    Total Film

    "Naranjo has fashioned a riveting thriller..."
    Sight and Sound

    "[A] shockingly powerful thriller....This is a remarkable film with a strong performance in the title role."
    Wall Street Journal

    "Directed with great verve by Gerardo Naranjo...the film takes on the bloody running turf wars of the narcotics trade from street level."
    Los Angeles Times

    3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] superior awareness-raising vehicle..."
    Box Office

    "Shot in long, dynamic takes, often from unconventional vantage points, the film moves at a relentless pace, following a heroine whos been forced into a dangerous situation with very little room to maneuver." -- Grade: A-
    A.V. Club

    3 stars out of 4 -- "[Naranjo] has a gift for staging action that defines character. The film is a harrowing experience. It cuts deep."
    Rolling Stone

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