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  • Summary: Cataleya is a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get REVENGE on the mobster responsible for her parents' deaths. (Sony Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Aug 25, 2011
    80
    All of that combines to make Colombiana into a scandalous blend of action, sex and violence. My apologies in advance for having so much fun.
  2. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Aug 20, 2011
    70
    The Olivier Megaton-directed Colombiana may not be the brainiest of actioners, but one of the merits of producer Luc Besson's latest brainchild is that fanboys worldwide will come away with a scrap of horticultural knowledge as well as a pretty good time.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 27, 2011
    63
    Zaldana is such a sultry and surprisingly heartfelt executioner that she often finds a way to make this by-the-numbers genre retread feel, if not fresh, then at least sporadically electric.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd Gilchrist
    Aug 25, 2011
    50
    While most action films fall apart because they succumb to stupidity, Colombiana suffers most because it tries to be too smart.
  5. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Aug 28, 2011
    50
    It's basically a blaxploitation movie stretched to meaninglessly international proportions that leans on tired Colombian stereotypes. But if Saldana's aiming to be some kind of new Pam Grier, she needs to save more than herself.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Aug 26, 2011
    50
    Colombiana, though, doesn't quite qualify as a chick flick. The filmmakers were surely thinking of the guys when they arranged for Saldana to play many of her scenes in a cat suit, a bikini or lingerie.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Aug 26, 2011
    12
    Luc Besson keeps ralphing up scripts about beautiful lady killers, but that doesn't mean you have to keep seeing them. Case in point: Colombiana...[a] dull cable-TV-quality item.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 38
  2. Negative: 16 out of 38
  1. Aug 28, 2011
    10
    Fantastic action movie, one of the most intense I have seen in a long time! Zoe is super and plays a fine line between badass and vulnerable. The critics give it low scores but then again I usually hate most of the trash they rate highly. Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2011
    10
    Fun action thriller with solid performances from Zoe Saldana and the young actress who plays her as a child, Amandla Stenberg. The audience I saw it with seemed to enjoy it a lot as well. Lots of cheering and applauding. Expand
  3. Oct 21, 2011
    8
    Colombiana la gran incomprendida de lo que llevamos de cine ¿Buena o Mala?¿Entretenida o Aburrida? para empezar opino que la pelicula es mediocre tirando para buena lo que seria un 6, pero sin duda entretiene y mucho ya sea por ver a la bellisima Zoe Saldana o por las escenas de accion (estas muy escuetas y poco frecuentes). En defenitiva como pelicula en conjunto merece un 6 pero debido a que sabe entretener y tiene a Zoe como protagonista le hace ganar puntos.

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  4. Aug 27, 2011
    4
    I wanted to like this movie. Zoe Saldana is gorgeous and very capable in an action movie. For some reason, though, she keeps picking lousy screenplays (like The Losers, which was also not good). Columbiana is well shot and looks great. The pacing is fine. But this screenplay is so corny and full of insipid plot holes and logical leaps that is strains credulity. The director is very adept in filming the action scenes and makes good use of the various locations. But you can't get past the stupid script, unless you just don't care how stupid it is. While one must be able to suspend disbelief to go with a number of movies, some movies just push that envelope so badly that it does not work. Luc Besson's heavy handed mitts are clumsily all over this formulaic, corny and predictable story with cliche-ridden villains, which is a shame. Zoe Saldana is almost worth the price of admission, but this would have been better if it were a female "Bourne" or her being the next Lara Croft. As it is this is a pretty movie with a stunning star that is just terrible. Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2011
    3
    The stupidity of this movie isn't what make it bad. The fact that it actually think its smart, is what makes this movie so dismal. Sitting through it was a difficult experience, not even Saldana's beauty and effort could save it. In fact it only makes it more difficult to watch as she's wasting talent on a movie that should have been made for tv. Colombiana is a cliched-ridden mess, with poor dialogue that would make the best of actors look horrible. The movie crumbles as the story progresses, and its surely one of the summer's loudest light-weights. Expand
  6. Jan 15, 2012
    3
    I really wanted to like this film, in fact i was really excited too see this. That is until i got in the middle of the film and realized how bad it was. One actor ( Zoe Saldana)cant carry a whole movie filled bad supporting actors and little to no character devlopment whats so ever. This film really had potential to be the next Tomb Raider, but this movie just felt rushed more than anything. It will leave sracthing your head and wanting your time and money back. Expand
  7. Aug 30, 2011
    1
    This movie was poor. Led with poor acting, poor action sequences and a weak story. I only saw this movie because its what my gf chose and it was free because i work at the theater. I never cared to see this movie because of the annoying trailer where the father says "never forget where you came from" like 10 times. I saw it though and their wasnt anything to like. The fighting scenes looked fake and the main actress didnt even seem to be trained at all. The only thing that was good was the main actress had good looks, thats about all i can say, and the beginning scene where the little katayana (however you spell it) was running away was ridiculous because somehow her and the guys she was chased by all of a sudden became pros at parkour. Anyways this movie was ridiculously dumb, made no sense. 1/10 Expand

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