75

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
In catsuits, swimsuits, and skimpy underthings, Saldana is as potently elusive as a shadow can be.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

Colombiana isn't the last word in action movies, but it's a fun ride. And so wrong.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Zaldana is such a sultry and surprisingly heartfelt executioner that she often finds a way to make this by-the-numbers genre retread feel, if not fresh, then at least sporadically electric.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Saldana is in top form for the acrobatics required in the role, and she makes the gritty determination of her character believable.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Zoe Saldana makes being an action hero look so easy in Colombiana, you have to wonder why more actresses don't try it.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's basically a blaxploitation movie stretched to meaninglessly international proportions that leans on tired Colombian stereotypes. But if Saldana's aiming to be some kind of new Pam Grier, she needs to save more than herself.
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50

Washington Post

Colombiana, though, doesn't quite qualify as a chick flick. The filmmakers were surely thinking of the guys when they arranged for Saldana to play many of her scenes in a cat suit, a bikini or lingerie.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

Colombiana is silly fun at first, but as her break-ins and escapes grow absurdly complex - and her motivations increasingly muddy - it turns into the same silly stuff we've seen before, a dish of revenge served not so much cold as reheated.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

There are guilty pleasures to be had in this frenzied B starring Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), who gives an acrobatic performance that makes the overcooked material watchable, if not entirely enjoyable.
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38

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
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."
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45 out of 100
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