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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Zoe Saldana
Jordi Mollà
Cliff Curtis
Directors
Olivier Megaton
Screenwriters
Luc Besson
Robert Mark Kamen
Running Time
107 minutes

Colombiana
El Nikita


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Plot
After witnessing her parents’ murder, nine year-old Colombian Cataleya escapes to the United States in the care of her uncle Emilio (Curtis). Fifteen years later, Cataleya (Saldana) works for him as a hitman, while secretly plotting revenge against the gangsters who killed her parents.


Verdict
Even the talented Saldana can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear — much less a dog’s dinner. One scene aside, the action falls completely flat, and even Vincent ‘Entourage’ Chase’s disastrous Medellin couldn’t have crammed in as many Colombian stereotypes.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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