Wednesday 22 February 2012

Film: Miss Bala

An aspiring Beauty Queen gets caught up in drug wars in this violent Mexican thriller.

After entering the beauty contest, Laura (Stephanie Sigman) visits a club with her friend. She then witnesses mayhem as a ruthless gang descends on the crowd. The head man soon has her do his bidding but the local cops also show an interest in what she is up to.

Can she play the two factions against each other while keeping her family safe?

This isn’t half as good as it should be, the whole thing lacks tension and Sigman fails to bring the required emotion to her role as she plods like from scene to scene in a trance-like state.

There are also too many long periods of silence, during car rides etc., which quickly make the viewer lose interest.

A good idea poorly executed.

Miss Bala is available on DVD in the UK now.

Ric’s Rating: Poor


  1. You might enjoy it more than I did Michael. I felt that it was a pity it wasn't more exciting because it was a cool idea.

  2. Awww...too bad you didn't like it. It seems like it would be very entertaining. ;\

  3. Ouch, I guess I'll stay away from this one. I can see though where it might go wrong. So many of these that seem so promising are just poorly executed and leave a lot to be desired.


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