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In the action film Colombiana, Zoe Saldana plays Cataleya, 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. -- (C) Sony Pictures

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Tiresome and unconvincing."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"There's bad acting all around, but you can't fully blame the performers. The dialogue needed a writer to come in and punch it up - the lines sound like placeholders."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A guilty pleasure film that is more fun than it deserves to be."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Laugh out loud exploitation...See Zoe shoot. See Zoe kill. See Zoe strip (PG-13 style)"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Ranks as one of the more eco- and econ-friendly projects of recent memory, what with producer/co-writer Luc Besson recycling many elements from his prior successes."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Often improbable, sometimes ludicrous, but frequently exciting."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Reader
"Colombiana isn't the last word in action movies, but it's a fun ride."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"You keep wanting "Colombiana" to go all the way in one direction, or all the way in the other. Instead, it just sits there, content to give Saldana a lollypop."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Colombiana is caught somewhere in the middle of an engaging character drama and a brainless action extravaganza."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"The action set pieces are elaborately staged and sometimes exciting, but the dull script, overcooked direction and wonky editing damage this otherwise enjoyable B-movie."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Possibly worth seeing if you are 13."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Megaton blows things up, demolishes a fruit market, and throws in some parkour foot-chases as if he's completing a checklist."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Colombiana contains some thrilling scenes as well as an interesting sense of twisted humor, but there's not enough here to really keep us engaged."
‑ Jeff Beck, We Got This Covered
"With a tighter story and structure, most of the film's problems could have been easily fixed, resulting in a film that doesn't feel like a build-up of superfluous events."
‑ Jeff Beck,
""Colombiana" never even considers that what Cataleya has devoted her life to doing might not be entirely justified and that what she does might make her just as evil as the people who wronged her."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
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