Colombiana (2011)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 26, 2011
DVD Release Date: December 20, 2011
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Zoe Saldana has the chops but she's taken out by erratic and sloppy filmmaking.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Tiresome and unconvincing.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Yasmin Shehab

Zoe Saldana's charisma not withstanding, Colombiana is the female equivalent of a Jason Statham film, i.e. badass but bland.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Reader

Often improbable, sometimes ludicrous, but frequently exciting.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Colombiana isn't the last word in action movies, but it's a fun ride.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Acclaimed writer Luc Besson (The Professional, Taken, The Fifth Element) co-writes another action-packed movie that even with a few outrageous moments is still a smart, sexy thriller with a good story that propels Saldana's star power.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Possibly worth seeing if you are 13.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Megaton blows things up, demolishes a fruit market, and throws in some parkour foot-chases as if he's completing a checklist.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

[Zoe Soldana's] cheekbones may take our breath away, but so do her martial arts chops.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Zoe Saldana is slinky, sexy, and mad as hell as Cataleya, a contract killer bent on avenging her family who was killed..."in front of [her]"...a line… More
xGary Xx
The young daughter of a cartel enforcer is orphaned when her parents are murdered by his former boss and seeks sanctuary in the US where she grows to become an… More
Red Lats
The lone-wolf-getting-revenge type of movie. I liked it - sure it has no redeeming social message, but it is always fun to see the underdog get her revenge.
Directors Cat
[img][/img] If Colombiana didn't have a heroine played by a talented actress like Zoe… More
Phil Hubbs
Trying not to compare too much to the classic hitman flick 'Leon' this female assassin flick tries too hard for its own good to raise emotion and… More
Cynthia S.
Decent action flick. Very entertaining, and well done. Zoe Saldana did a pretty darn good job, if you ask me.....critics need to lighten up.