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Colombiana Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A guilty pleasure film that is more fun than it deserves to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Will Leitch
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 10, 2013
Laugh out loud exploitation...See Zoe shoot. See Zoe kill. See Zoe strip (PG-13 style)
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
Colombiana is caught somewhere in the middle of an engaging character drama and a brainless action extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 16, 2011
The latest disappointing actioner from producer Luc Besson...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2011
Overall, the movie has enough clever chases, break-ins, and escapes -- not to mention a sweet, small tragic romance -- to make it worthwhile, but this isn't one of Besson's stronger efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Singer
Time Out Chicago
September 14, 2011
Colombiana has one true asset -- the seminude sight of its star, Zoe Saldana -- and milks it for everything it's worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
September 12, 2011
A cynical mash-up of Besson's Leon and Nikita, though without their depth of character or emotional warmth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 11, 2011
It's as slick as an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as fast-moving as hurricane Emily and as memorable as an episode of The A-Team.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 9, 2011
Half the dialogue between these dirtbags is devoted to her near-invisibility, and all of it's awful: "She's like mist," apparently.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 9, 2011
You'll find yourself laughing, then realise that it's not meant to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
September 9, 2011
Even the talented Saldana can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear - much less a dog's dinner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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