September 5, 2020
never achieves the intellectual and emotional depth to which it at times seems to aspire.
July 11, 2020
Some solid ass kicking action to back up what the script lacks.
May 13, 2020
Leaves us not even a second of viewing time that is believable.
September 16, 2019
The final apocalyptic fistfight between Cattaleya and Marco is shot in kinetic jerky fast forward, presumably because the director was worried the clock would run out.
June 8, 2019
Saldana is a compelling screen presence and is compulsively watchable, but the film around her is a tired, hackneyed mess
September 28, 2017
Zoe Saldana's charisma not withstanding, Colombiana is the female equivalent of a Jason Statham film, i.e. badass but bland.
September 8, 2017
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.
August 30, 2017
[Zoe Soldana's] cheekbones may take our breath away, but so do her martial arts chops.
July 15, 2016
Given the acrobatic fight skills Zoe Saldana displayed in Avatar, and since producer Luc Besson's stock-in-trade is the female assassin film, 'Colombiana' was a match made in She-Terminator heaven.
June 30, 2013
A guilty pleasure film that is more fun than it deserves to be.
June 22, 2013
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.
February 28, 2013
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.
January 10, 2013
Laugh out loud exploitation...See Zoe shoot. See Zoe kill. See Zoe strip (PG-13 style)
October 2, 2012
Colombiana is caught somewhere in the middle of an engaging character drama and a brainless action extravaganza.
September 19, 2012
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.
April 6, 2012
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.
January 29, 2012
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.
December 28, 2011
"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.
December 22, 2011
A fast-paced tale of revenge, 'Colombiana' is a better-than-average actioner made all the more interesting by its female lead. Zoe Saldana ('Star Trek' and 'Avatar') follows the path of 'Hanna' and 'Salt' as a tough-as-nails assassin.