Movie Review – Colombiana (2011)

ColombianaA young woman, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.

Director: Olivier Megaton
Writers: Luc Besson (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)
Stars: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan and Callum Blue

For a movie that I had high hopes for, Colombiana came out to be a true dog of a movie. After the semi-interesting opening, the film ended up becoming a series of not-so-interesting segments and even less interesting characters. While Cataleya (Zoe Saldana) could have been a very intriguing character, much of what could have made her interesting was left out of the film.

There were far too many unnecessary asides that should have been left out of the film, but when I was about to completely write the film off, the end came back to what really mattered about the film – the action.

If you are looking for a 90 minute thrill ride of action and effects, you are not going to get it here, but if they concentrated more on the action side of the film, they would have been much better off.

Zoe Saldana


  • Beauty

    This really surprises me that you didn’t like the movie. I know a lot of people who really enjoyed watching the movie Colombiana, especially my co-workers at DISH. They all went to see it in the movies together but I hate theaters so I didn’t go. I did however hear that not many people liked Zoe Saldana. That makes me really upset because I love her! Well I guess I’m glad I didn’t go watch in the movie theaters but I am going to rent. After all it will only be a waste of time if I don’t like it not a waste of money because I have the Blockbuster Movie Pass from DISH and I only pay $10.00 a month (it is free for new customers to DISH). I get to stream and get movies in the mail. It is the best. Be sure to check it out today and wish me luck on liking the movie!