Colombiana 2011

Critics score:
27 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer: Colombiana isn't the last word in action movies, but it's a fun ride. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: Megaton blows things up, demolishes a fruit market, and throws in some parkour foot-chases as if he's completing a checklist. Read more

Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies: All killers should look this good doing their dirty work. It'd be a better world. Read more

Mike Hale, New York Times: There are some early comic moments that have you laughing along with the movie, but eventually the clashing tones and preposterousness just have you laughing. Read more

David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture: There's bad acting all around, but you can't fully blame the performers. The dialogue needed a writer to come in and punch it up - the lines sound like placeholders. Read more

Scott Tobias, AV Club: Thinly textured and technically proficient, with a cartoonishness that takes it out of the real world. Read more

Christy Lemire, Associated Press: For the most part, it's all big and silly, but at least it's enjoyably staged and crafted. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Reader: Often improbable, sometimes ludicrous, but frequently exciting. Read more

Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly: It turns into the same silly stuff we've seen before, a dish of revenge served not so much cold as reheated. Read more

Eric D. Snider, We all love a steamy pile of frivolous nonsense now and then, but it has to move quickly or we lose interest, like a joke that stops being funny. Read more

Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter: There are guilty pleasures to be had in this frenzied B starring Zoe Saldana, who gives an acrobatic performance that makes the overcooked material watchable. Read more

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times: Is Saldana the new Schwarzenegger, only leaner, meaner and much better looking in spandex? I think so. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: Zoe Saldana makes being an action hero look so easy in "Colombiana," you have to wonder why more actresses don't try it. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: Luc Besson keeps ralphing up scripts about beautiful lady killers, but that doesn't mean you have to keep seeing them. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, A movie so addicted to the crack pipe of delirious cinematic badness that it has real potential as a camp classic. Read more

Alonso Duralde, TheWrap: The results are so clumsy and over-the-top that they should have just called the movie Panty Assassin and played the whole thing for laughs. Read more

Tom Huddleston, Time Out: Tiresome and unconvincing. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: Colombiana isn't completely dreadful, if you ignore the holes in its Swiss cheese of a plot. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: This is a showy flower of an action film. Saldana doesn't get much of a chance to emote, but her action skills blossom. Read more

Boyd van Hoeij, Variety: Colombiana may not be the brainiest of actioners, but one of the merits of producer Luc Besson's latest brainchild is that fanboys worldwide will come away with a scrap of horticultural knowledge as well as a pretty good time. Read more

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice: Possibly worth seeing if you are 13. Read more

Mark Jenkins, Washington Post: Luc Besson has decided to make one for the girls. Read more