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Colombiana (2011)



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

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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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Zoe Saldana
as Cataleya
Michael Vartan
as Danny Delanay
Cliff Curtis
as Emilio Restrepo
Beto Benites
as Don Luis
Callum Blue
as Richard
Sam Douglas
as William Woodward
Graham McTavish
as Head Marshall Warren
Amandla Stenberg
as Cat, Age 10
Charles Maquignon
as Sergeant Bill Attwood
Affif Ben Badra
as Genarro Rizzo
David Clarke
as Marshall
Andrea Helene
as Principal
Max Martini
as Agent Robert Williams
Tony Dalton
as American Embassy 1
Julian Sedgwick
as American Embassy 2
Guillermo Ríos
as Emilio's Man
Luis Toscano
as Fabio's Man
Javier Escobar
as Marco's Gun Man
Doug Rao
as Michel Shino
Reem Kherici
as Nymphette
Julie Nicolet
as Nymphette
Stephan Orsolani
as Guy (6th Floor)
Steve Herson
as Ticket Agent
Richard Zeringue
as Bureaucrat
William Raymond
as FBI Operator
Alfredo Gonzales
as Old Man (Gardener)
Alejandro Perrazza
as Head Bodyguard
Donald Marshall
as William's Servant
Silas Cooper
as Customs Officer
Donagh Gordon
as FBI Mailman
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Critic Reviews for Colombiana

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (33)

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.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Colombiana has one true asset -- the seminude sight of its star, Zoe Saldana -- and milks it for everything it's worth.

September 14, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Half the dialogue between these dirtbags is devoted to her near-invisibility, and all of it's awful: "She's like mist," apparently.

September 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Even the talented Saldana can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear - much less a dog's dinner.

September 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Occasionally enjoyable in a silly way, but I have to say Besson's preoccupation with the little-girl-becomes-killer trope is looking a little unwholesome.

September 8, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Colombiana wants to be Bourne with boobs, but its connect-the-dots narrative and silted script means it can't quite reach those bone-crunching heights.

September 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Colombiana

While the action sequences this revenge thriller has to offer are well executed and edited, all other scenes in between are oddly boring. Even the decent actors can't fight against a mediocre script and writing. The showdown isn't much to write home about either. A single protagonist going on a revenge rampage doesn't allow for much surprise or excitement. When Cash sings "Hurt" over the end credits it's not only a random choice but also a much more emotional and touching ending than this film deserves.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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 from the trailer that I thought was delivered a little too emphatically. Saldana's dancer physicality is evident when Cataleya snakes through air ducts, swims with the sharks, and pratwaddles in a drunken ruse. The action is gripping enough, but Michael Vartan is forever contractually obligated to play Michael Vartan - the handsome, oblivious beau with a gracious smile and twinkling eyes.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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