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Miss Bala
6.7 Rating
(37 ratings)
6.5 IMDB rating

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Stephanie Sigman

Stephanie Sigman

Laura Guerrero
Juan Carlos Galván

Juan Carlos Galván

Arturo Guerrero
Noé Hernández

Noé Hernández

Lino Valdez
Irene Azuela

Irene Azuela

Jessica Verduzo
Javier Zaragoza

Javier Zaragoza

Ramón Guerrero
Lakshmi Picazo

Lakshmi Picazo

Azucena 'Suzu' Ramos
Jose Yenque

Jose Yenque

Kike Cámara


Written by
Mauricio Katz

Mauricio Katz



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2011 by star rating (118 items)
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Published 4 years, 1 month ago 26 comments
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World Cinema - Mexico (43 items)
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Published 4 years, 8 months ago 3 comments

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Brutal and Incomprehensible. Both intended?

3 years ago at May 20 0:16
This is the kind of movie I wish I could have watched in a movie theater. The tension is always high with a constant sense of menace that makes you feel incomfortable and sometimes a bit nauseous. This would have been great to watch in a closed dark room where you cant just tune off the movie to relief your own feelings. I had to watch this in my house computer so I got the same experience but lig... read more
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The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.
Release date: 9 September 2011
Corruption (2), Beauty Pageant (2), Crime (2), Drama (2), Mexico (2), Spanish (1), Action (1), Rape (1), Depressing (1), Downer (1), Downder (1), 2011 (1), Manipulation (1), Sex (1), Friendship (1), Police (1), Drugs (1), Kidnapping (1)
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keiju posted a review 3 years ago

Brutal and Incomprehensible. Both intended?

“This is the kind of movie I wish I could have watched in a movie theater. The tension is always high with a constant sense of menace that makes you feel incomfortable and sometimes a bit nauseous. This would have been great to watch in a closed dark room where you cant just tune off the movie to relief your own feelings. I had to watch this in my house computer so I got the same experience but lighter.

The movie is brutal. Not only for the violence but the kind of life the characters are living. There´s only one character who feels human in the entire movie, the protagonist "Laura Guerrero", and even she is half of the movie in shock acting like a zombie. This is intended and a good way of expressing the way of life of some people who are about to die in any second meanwhile th” read more

GreenTissueBox added this to a list 3 years, 2 months ago
Get excited for film in 2012! (159 movies items)

" Director: Gerardo Naranjo Stars: Noe Hernandez Release date: 20 January, 2012 Trailer, IMBD, Wikipedia"


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50 Best Movies of 2011 (50 movies items)

"Directed by Gerardo Naranjo "


jaytoast added this to a list 3 years, 3 months ago
Dear Cinema Diary - Vol 3 E2 - February 2012 (34 movies items)

" External Review @ TimeOut London Unlike some of the more notable films to come out about the drug trade south of the American border, this film seems less exploitative. It isn't action heavy nor is it emotionally heavy. The camera works to keep the viewer constantly following the main character, Laura. Yet, there is an emotional detachment created by keeping her face out of view for large portions of time. This lends to an almost documentary feeling throughout much of the film. We learn onl"


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World Cinema - Mexico (43 movies items)
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2011 by star rating (118 movies items)

"No me encantó la edición durante los primeros dos tercios, pero el último acto del filme es sumamente poderoso y desgarrador. La ironía de la forma en la que todo concluye, unido a la manera auténtica en la cual ello captura la realidad de México, es brillante. "


jaytoast added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
2012 - Foreign Language Oscar Submissions (63 movies items)

" Mexico "


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2011 Cannes Film Festival (48 movies items)