Colombiana

Colombiana: when her parents are killed in front of her as a child, Cataleya spends the next 15 years training as an assassin, and plotting her revenge. Despite being a bog-standard assassin story this has the advantage of having a decent actress as the star – Saldana nails the portrayal of a complex ‘hitwoman’. The action throughout is above standard, right until to the close quarter combat scene at the end, which gets horrifically minced up in the editing. There’s some generic Latino music, and general stereotyping throughout, and with Luc Besson taking a writing credit this covers no new territory for him, but in the same breath, it shouldn’t disappoint any of his fans. As far as hitman flicks go, this one’s rock solid, and as sexy as they come.

Score: 7.5/10

2 comments
  1. Stu said:

    I can’t imagine liking this one much. It seems pretty conventional for a time so chock-full o’ revenge pictures. Give me “Kill Bill,” even “Hanna,” and I’ll be on my happy way.

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  2. This is 100% Eurocorp / Besson predictable action-trash – but that’s mostly why I loved it.

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