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Colombiana (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Zoe Saldana, Jordi Mollà & Lennie James

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Bargain

| | See all Lezmar63's reviews (12)

It is a story we have seen before, done very well, and very watchable, if you like Leon, Collateral, Hanna, Nikita and Taken, ( to name a few ), then you should enjoy this.

  Dull actioner.

| | See all Kevin1075's reviews (754)

2011 seemed to be the year of the female assassin films, playing out their own variations of the crossed spy (Haywire) or a female who is on a revenge mission following the murder of her parents (Hanna).

Colombiana falls squarely into the latter and delivers a wholly unoriginal and frankly boring take on the story, as follow the talented (and far better than this kinda film) Zoe Saldana on her mission to avenge the people who murdered her father in front of her when she was a child.

There's nothing wrong with a straightforward action movie, I like a lot of them, but that doesn't mean that they are all good examples and with silly plotting, dull action and a too familiar story it's just the case that Colombiana is not one of the better ones.

  Unoriginal And Forgettable.

| | See all Dirtfish's reviews (475)

Colombiana is an action drama starring Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan and Cliff Curtis.

Zoe Saldana looks the part of the action hero and director Olivier Megaton delivers some good looking action scenes but on the whole this movie is quite disappointing.

Colombiana offers nothing new to the woman assasin genre and most of this movie is very forgettable. No other characters really register with the audience and even Saldana begins to bore after awhile. Totally unoriginal.

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  SALDANA GOES BANANAS!

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Zoe Saldana should really be a bigger star by now.
Not just because she delivered the most memorable performance in the highest grossing film of all time (even if it was as a cerulean toned eight feet tall alien from planet Pandora). No, it's because she's got the goods, a lithe, sensitive charisma with more value than simply fuelling fanboy fantasies, but she is gorgeous to boot!
So it's a buzz to see her get her own kick-ass vehicle, but disappointing that producer/co-writer Luc Besson couldn't conjure something classier than this vengeance thriller about a female assassin racking up a body count Rambo would envy.
Had Besson wanted to do for Saldana what he did for Liam Neeson with Taken, he'd have spent more time at the keyboard and hired a director of more refined talents than the aptly named Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3).
If not for its Hispanic milieu, Colombiana could almost be a sequel to Besson's Leon. In place of Mathilda, we have Cataleya Restrepo, who watches her parents murdered in Bogota as a little girl and under his wing and shows her the assassin ropes.
You expect daftness in this genre, but it's funny how Cataleya's professional targets are all linked to her ultimate prize, while a sidetracking romance with Michael Vartan's white bread hunk is silly and sappy, there to let Saldana flash her big Bambi eyes and show the beating heart beneath the hardened killer shell.
But Colombiana is chiefly designed around the pleasures of watching sSldana waste scores of leering goons with roundhouse kicks and massive weaponry, all while looking fabulous and wearing not very much at all (the latter is not a complaint)
There's no question she keeps up her end of the bargain. It's just a shame that her Gallic taskmasters leave you feeling like you're watching a Direct to DVD action "B" movie.
If Colombiana was a better film, we could be talking up Zoe Saldana as the next Angelina Jolie. But she's going to need a stronger vehicle than this to end Angie's reign.
It's not a bad film, it's enjoyable enough, but once it's ejected I won't be remembering it in T-minus one hour as it's nothing that a thousand action films have not done before.
See if you like.....
The Transporter Trilogy.
Taken.
The Mechanic.
Assassin.
War.
Kiss Of The Dragon.
Unleashed.

  SALDANA GOES BANANAS!

| | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

Zoe Saldana should really be a bigger star by now.
Not just because she delivered the most memorable performance in the highest grossing film of all time (even if it was as a cerulean toned eight feet tall alien from planet Pandora). No, it's because she's got the goods, a lithe, sensitive charisma with more value than simply fuelling fanboy fantasies, but she is gorgeous to boot!
So it's a buzz to see her get her own kick-ass vehicle, but disappointing that producer/co-writer Luc Besson couldn't conjure something classier than this vengeance thriller about a female assassin racking up a body count Rambo would envy.
Had Besson wanted to do for Saldana what he did for Liam Neeson with Taken, he'd have spent more time at the keyboard and hired a director of more refined talents than the aptly named Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3).
If not for its Hispanic milieu, Colombiana could almost be a sequel to Besson's Leon. In place of Mathilda, we have Cataleya Restrepo, who watches her parents murdered in Bogota as a little girl and under his wing and shows her the assassin ropes.
You expect daftness in this genre, but it's funny how Cataleya's professional targets are all linked to her ultimate prize, while a sidetracking romance with Michael Vartan's white bread hunk is silly and sappy, there to let Saldana flash her big Bambi eyes and show the beating heart beneath the hardened killer shell.
But Colombiana is chiefly designed around the pleasures of watching sSldana waste scores of leering goons with roundhouse kicks and massive weaponry, all while looking fabulous and wearing not very much at all (the latter is not a complaint)
There's no question she keeps up her end of the bargain. It's just a shame that her Gallic taskmasters leave you feeling like you're watching a Direct to DVD action "B" movie.
If Colombiana was a better film, we could be talking up Zoe Saldana as the next Angelina Jolie. But she's going to need a stronger vehicle than this to end Angie's reign.
It's not a bad film, it's enjoyable enough, but once it's ejected I won't be remembering it in T-minus one hour as it's nothing that a thousand action films have not done before.
See if you like.....
The Transporter Trilogy.
Taken.
The Mechanic.
Assassin.
War.
Kiss Of The Dragon.
Unleashed.

  'SUPERB'

| | See all rbmusicman's reviews (896)

'cataleys' parents are brutally murdered by a columbian '' mobster's '' gunmen, she was but 9 years old.
knowing he was about to die, her father gave 'cataley' a chance for a new future.
she was flown by the authorities to the u.s.a where she flew the nest and saught out her ''gangster' uncle in 'chicago'
she insisted that 'emillio' taught her how to use a variety of weapons and defend herself, schooling was secondary to 'catalley' her motive was of course revenge for the death of her parents.
fifteen years past, 'cataley' was a trained killer and her deadly intent was about to be administered.
the film has a certain amount of tention, much violent action, and one or two situations that should put a smile on your face.............this is a very good watch...............enjoy.

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  "..REVENGE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD.."

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This is a very well constructed revenge thriller with a brilliant story thats well paced and action packed from start to finish, very gritty and well directed with some great editing during the action like you expect from any film produced by Luc Besson, the cast is amazing Zoe Saldana plays a believable assassin and a very elegant beauty she is too, this type of film has certainly been done before but Colombiana still finds itself being original and very smart and slick and certainly is very entertaining and worth every penny.

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