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Megaton blows things up, demolishes a fruit market, and throws in some parkour foot-chases as if he's completing a checklist.
All killers should look this good doing their dirty work. It'd be a better world.
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.
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.
Thinly textured and technically proficient, with a cartoonishness that takes it out of the real world.
For the most part, it's all big and silly, but at least it's enjoyably staged and crafted.
It turns into the same silly stuff we've seen before, a dish of revenge served not so much cold as reheated.
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.
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.
Los Angeles Times:
Is Saldana the new Schwarzenegger, only leaner, meaner and much better looking in spandex? I think so.
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.
New York Post:
Luc Besson keeps ralphing up scripts about beautiful lady killers, but that doesn't mean you have to keep seeing them.
A movie so addicted to the crack pipe of delirious cinematic badness that it has real potential as a camp classic.
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.
Colombiana isn't completely dreadful, if you ignore the holes in its Swiss cheese of a plot.
This is a showy flower of an action film. Saldana doesn't get much of a chance to emote, but her action skills blossom.
Boyd van Hoeij,
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.