Miss Bala (2019) - Action, Drama, Thriller

Hohum Score

8

Engaging

Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film.

IMDB: 5.5
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Thomas Dekker
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 9 out of 90 found boring (10%)

One-line Reviews (46)

I took my wife to see this movie and we both enjoyed it.

The story itself was decent and suspenseful.

Little action and pointless scenes make this film plain.

The trailers presented this as a much more action packed film, which is the exact opposite of what it is.

There were a lot of intense action sequences.

The way she developed her part, from a very feminine make up artist to a very strong and determined women was riveting.

Predictable from go .

This movie was so good- very entertaining, a lot of action, and Gina was beyond amazing.

A simple straight forward film full of Hispanics, and party music, but absent of substance and the element that makes a film worth watching.

This is fantastic fast paced thriller.

I enjoyed it and would probably buy it on DVD.

The action is honestly rather boring and the whole film is pretty predictable.

Especially, the shootout sequences were loud and intense.

Enjoyable Thriller, Very Scary and Fast-Paced .

Slow, bloated, and misrepresented .

"Miss Bala" is a formulaic action-revenge film that uses a good actress like Gina Rodriguez (TV's "Jane The Virgin") and wastes her talent on a flimsy script.

This Japanese Government Propaganda Organ begins MISS BALA by caricaturizing Leader Trump as pictured in the Fake News reports of him barging into Beauty Pageant Women's Rooms, as well as rigging the final Pretty Contest results.

Unpredictable and unusual story.

This movie was entertaining, suspenseful, tense at times and had you torn as to which way you wanted the movie to end.

I'm writing as a person who enjoys movies and not as a critic that looks for technically, this was a good enjoyable movie.

It was an entertaining action movie.

It didn't end how I wanted it to, but it was still very good and worth watching!

I'm wasn't aware that this was a remake so I have no bias here, and on its own I found the movie excellent with an engaging drama, suspense, and some decent action.

The action and shootout sequences were intense and exciting.

Then there is the heroine herself, who the trailers portray as struggling to play both sides in order to survive, but in the reality she really doesn't do much to live up to the title, and the twists are predictable.

It just starts a little slow, and leaves us wanting just a bit more by the end, with a few unanswered minor questions.

Better call an AC guy since the heat is unbearable.

More believable and more enjoyable than the run of the mill junk killing machine films of yesteryear.

Miss Bala is an entertaining action thriller that shows Gina Rodriguez can take on an action heroic character trying to save her friend.

Gloria Meyer (played by the engaging Gina Rodriguez) goes to visit her best friend in Tijuana only to get embroiled in the Mexican cartel.

It is a slow & ride (Garza Car Club) into the ending as the love story takes place & "What Hollywood calls a cute meet.

Not great, but entertaining.

She's remarkable and a true compelling story loved it!

Amazing, suspenseful and rewarding.

I was on the edge of my seat with all the suspense, superb direction and acting - even though it was tastefully done.

Entertaining movie to watch .

This film deserves a much higher score than the current 5.2. I didn't expect much going into this, but I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

But still, the movie was exciting and fast-paced!

And I enjoyed it!!!!

If you are that bored, better check out some classics you might have missed or revisit your favourites.

I rarely watch films of this nature because they turn out to have a dull story-line and are mostly kill or be killed.

The movie has got a lot of plot errors and pacing issues, but it delivers some exciting action scenes.

And yes, Anthony Mackie playing yet another hard-nosed authority figure feels a little tiresome and typecast (does Runner Runner, Triple 9, and Love the Coopers ring a bell?

Suspenseful and action packed while Gina Rodriguez delivers with the performance.

The movie was entertaining, and not predictable as some have suggested.

There are so many elements of this movie that make it awesome and entertaining!