Opening

19% Transcendence Apr 18
53% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
7% A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
88% Bears Apr 18
58% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
47% Rio 2 $39.3M
71% Oculus $12.0M
62% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
41% Divergent $7.4M
13% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

40% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
72% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

Premieres Tonight

100% Orphan Black: Season 2

New Episodes Tonight

100% Da Vinci's Demons: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Continuum: Season 3
100% Hannibal: Season 2
—— Hart of Dixie: Season 3
—— Last Man Standing: Season 3
—— Unforgettable: Season 3

Miss Bala Reviews

Page 1 of 4
Richard Haridy
Quickflix

Miss Bala is a tremendous cinematic achievement; both a stunning technical exercise in sustained tension and a rich allegory highlighting the hopeless scenario facing an entire society caught in the crossfire of a futile drug war

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

November 25, 2013
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Naranjo numbs sensation to make his points about the drug war's damage to Mexico, turning Miss Bala into a thriller from the dissociative first person perspective.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B

May 10, 2012
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Naranjo is unflinching in his determination not to serve up mindless entertainment.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

February 2, 2012
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...it's clear Naranjo has a lot on his mind about the state his country has fallen into. If only he had a clearer narrative.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

January 30, 2012
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 27, 2012
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Maybe the film doesn't add up to quite as much as its talented director, Gerardo Naranjo, seems to have hoped, but it is tense and propulsive.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 26, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Miss Bala is full of virtuoso single-take tracking shots and over-the-shoulder perspectives that effectively convey a sense of menace and momentum.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

January 26, 2012
Loren King
Boston Globe
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Naranjo offers a grim subject with neither flash nor sentiment. It is a sober film done with style.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

January 26, 2012
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

You feel the movie's authenticity, throughout the ordeal that leaves Laura brutalized, terrified, confused, abandoned, with nowhere to turn.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 26, 2012
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

January 26, 2012
Patrick Z. McGavin
Boston Phoenix

Sigman's tremulous, vivid performance anchors the movie. It's a knockout.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 24, 2012
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Provides a discomfortingly intimate glimpse into the complexities of the Mexican-U.S. drug trade. "Miss Bala" shouldn't be written off by adventurous moviegoers.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B-

January 23, 2012
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

The paranoia is contagious

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 3/4

January 22, 2012
Vadim Rizov
Boxoffice Magazine

The topical subject may draw larger-than-usual audiences, as will the undeniably formidable technical achievements.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

January 20, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This strange and eerie noir is more a collection of knockout scenes than a fully realized story.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 20, 2012
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

There is a larger message to be found here, but it never derails the taut vintage thriller that's been constructed.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 19, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's an adventure story that could be called a contemporary picaresque if it weren't so deadly serious, and might be called fantastical if it weren't loosely based on a true story of a former Miss Hispanic America.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 19, 2012
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

unyielding in its very real terror

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 19, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic IconTop Critic

"Miss Bala" is a portrait of a young woman who is at once terribly vulnerable and improbably brave. It's equally a vision of a vulnerable society on the road to anarchy.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 19, 2012

New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic
January 27, 2012
Page 1 of 4
Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile