'Colombiana' Critic Reviews

60%
MovieWeb:   5 reviews
26%
Rotten Tomatoes:   94 reviews
  • Keith Staskiewicz Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    42
    It turns into the same silly stuff we've seen before, a dish of revenge served not so much cold as reheated.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mike Hale New York Times (Top Critic)
    40
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    40
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    63
    This is a showy flower of an action film. Saldana doesn't get much of a chance to emote, but her action skills blossom.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mark Jenkins Washington Post (Top Critic)
    50
    Luc Besson has decided to make one for the girls.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    50
    Megaton blows things up, demolishes a fruit market, and throws in some parkour foot-chases as if he's completing a checklist.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Nick Pinkerton Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Possibly worth seeing if you are 13.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    60
    Zoe Saldana makes being an action hero look so easy in "Colombiana," you have to wonder why more actresses don't try it.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Glenn Kenny MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    70
    All killers should look this good doing their dirty work. It'd be a better world.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • David Edelstein New York Magazine (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael Wilmington Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Often improbable, sometimes ludicrous, but frequently exciting.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    63
    Colombiana isn't the last word in action movies, but it's a fun ride.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Boyd van Hoeij Variety (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    13
    Luc Besson keeps ralphing up scripts about beautiful lady killers, but that doesn't mean you have to keep seeing them.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    38
    As straight exploitation, it's amusing, in fits and starts. It's just that "Colombiana" lacks the kinetic energy of "The Transporter" and the pathos of "La Femme Nikita."
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    63
    Colombiana isn't completely dreadful, if you ignore the holes in its Swiss cheese of a plot.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Eric D. Snider Film.com (Top Critic)
    42
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Eric Kohn indieWIRE (Top Critic)
    Breaking no new ground, "Colombiana" more or less plays it straight.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com (Top Critic)
    A movie so addicted to the crack pipe of delirious cinematic badness that it has real potential as a camp classic.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jordan Mintzer Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Christy Lemire Associated Press (Top Critic)
    63
    For the most part, it's all big and silly, but at least it's enjoyably staged and crafted.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    70
    Is Saldana the new Schwarzenegger, only leaner, meaner and much better looking in spandex? I think so.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jeff Beck We Got This Covered
    60
    Colombiana contains some thrilling scenes as well as an interesting sense of twisted humor, but there's not enough here to really keep us engaged.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service
    38
    Laugh out loud exploitation...See Zoe shoot. See Zoe kill. See Zoe strip (PG-13 style)
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ben Kendrick ScreenRant
    40
    Colombiana is caught somewhere in the middle of an engaging character drama and a brainless action extravaganza.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
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