Miss Bala 2.0 stars

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Synopsis

Miss Bala is nowhere near the muy mala dose of gun porn that’s promised in the trailer. How’s this for being as timely as today’s headlines: in the Americanized remodel of Gerardo Naranjo’s gritty 2011 crime thriller, Mexican actors assume the roles of kidnappers, rapists, border-jumpers, crooked federales and/or drug smuggling pimps. A wall should be erected around every theatre that books it. Surely the current White House squatter deserves a consultant’s credit. This time around it’s the makeup artist sidekick (TV’s Gina Rodriguez), not the beauty pageant contestant (Cristina Rodlo) who finds herself doing the bidding of a ruthless (is there any other kind?) drug cartel that holds her hostage. As silly as it gets — and it can get pretty damn silly at times — I was never bored thanks to the accelerated pace of Catherine Hardwicke's (Thirteen, Twilight) direction.

Scott Marks

Length: 1 hour, 53 minutes

Rated: PG-13

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Showtimes

Movie showtimes are subject to change. For possible updates to this schedule, please call the theater.

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    9:10 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    7:20 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    7:20 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    7:20 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    6:15 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    6:15 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    6:15 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    9 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    9 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    9 p.m.

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    8 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    3:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    3:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    3:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    3:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    3:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    3:35 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    6:35 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    noon, 2:40 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    12:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    12:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    12:20 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 9:05 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    12:20 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 9:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    12:20 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 9:05 p.m.

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    7:45 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    10:45 a.m., 4 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    10:45 a.m., 4 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    1:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    1:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    5:30 p.m.

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    6:20 p.m., 9 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    9 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    9 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    9 p.m.

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    6:50 p.m.

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    7:05 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    4:40 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    4:40 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    7:25 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    12:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 8:40 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    12:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 8:40 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    12:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 8:40 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    12:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 8:40 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    10:35 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    12:25 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    12:25 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    12:25 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    12:25 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    12:25 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    12:25 p.m.

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