September 5, 2020
never achieves the intellectual and emotional depth to which it at times seems to aspire.
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.
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.
October 16, 2011
The latest disappointing actioner from producer Luc Besson...
September 14, 2011
Colombiana has one true asset -- the seminude sight of its star, Zoe Saldana -- and milks it for everything it's worth.
September 12, 2011
A cynical mash-up of Besson's Leon and Nikita, though without their depth of character or emotional warmth.
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.
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.