Miss Bala

Miss Bala
  • 2019
  • Mexico / US
  • Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
  • Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Cristina Rodlo, Ismael Cruz Córdova

Gloria (Rodriguez) is an LA-based make-up artist who crosses into Mexico to hang out with her friend Suzu (Rodlo), but then gets mixed up in a drug war. This remake of the acclaimed 2011 Spanish-language thriller turns it into brainless action fare, spoiling a serious subject by treating it in a lightweight way.

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Miss Bala

25 Feb 20192 stars

Lightweight remake of the acclaimed Mexican crime drama, starring Gina Rodriguez

The US box office failure of Catherine Hardwicke's remake of the acclaimed 2011 Spanish-language thriller perhaps reflects post-Sicario fatigue with lurid fictions about cross-border conflict. The portrayal of Mexico as a seething cauldron of…

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