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Miss Bala
6.9
/10
811 Ratings

MISS BALA

Directed by Gerardo Naranjo
Mexico, United States, 2011
Drama, Crime, Biography

Synopsis

Aspiring beauty queen Laura Guerrero finds her dreams of becoming Miss Baja California dashed after witnessing a nightclub bloodbath, and becoming hopelessly caught up in a raging drug war.

Synopsis

Aspiring beauty queen Laura Guerrero finds her dreams of becoming Miss Baja California dashed after witnessing a nightclub bloodbath, and becoming hopelessly caught up in a raging drug war.

Our take

Vividly told in a series of awe-inspiring long takes, Miss Bala is a bold, bruising crime thriller about corruption and gang violence spinning out of control—and a woman in the middle who tries her best to hold on. A highlight of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.