Miss Bala (2012) After getting caught in a Mexican nightclub shoot-out, a naive aspiring Miss Baja beauty queen (Stephanie Sigman) finds her fate hitched to that of a… 2012-01-20 R PT113M Drama Stephanie Sigman Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Movie Review

Miss Bala (2012)

MPAA Rating: R
MISS BALA Stephanie Sigman and Noe Hernandez
Image credit: Eniac Martinez Ulloa
MISS BALA Stephanie Sigman and Noe Hernandez
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Jan 20, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 113 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Stephanie Sigman; Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

After getting caught in a Mexican nightclub shoot-out, a naive aspiring Miss Baja beauty queen (Stephanie Sigman) finds her fate hitched to that of a drug lord. And each step she, her captors, the local cops, and federal agents take only ups the danger and hopelessness of her situation. (Bala is Spanish for ''bullet.'') Loosely based on real events, this harrowing, superbly made drama by fast-rising filmmaker Gerardo Naranjo (I'm Gonna Explode) is Mexico's submission for Best Foreign Language Film — rightfully so. A

Originally posted Jan 18, 2012 Published in issue #1191 Jan 27, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Jul 27 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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9.
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10.
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