Miss Bala (2019)
Miss Bala is a thriller and action movie directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. This movie is based on the 2011 Mexican movie of the same name. The movie stars Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, and Anthony Mackie, and follows a woman who trains to take down a Mexican drug cartel after her friend is kidnapped. Columbia Pictures’s Miss Bala film was released in the United States on February 1, 2019 and grossed over $15 million on a $15 million budget. While Rodriguez’s performance received some praise, critics compared the movie unfavorably to the original, saying it suffered from “bland action and predictable story beats”. Young Gloria seeks help from the police when cartel hit men kidnap her friend from a nightclub in Mexico. She soon finds herself in big trouble when a corrupt cop hands her over to the same goons who shot up the place. Their gang leader, Lino, decides to use Gloria for his dirty work to avoid detection from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Determined to get away, Gloria must now play a dangerous game to outwit not only the cartel, but the DEA agents who suspect her of complicity.