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Colombiana (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  26 August 2011 (USA)
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A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Don Luis
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William Woodgard
Head Marshall Warren
Sergeant Bill Attwood


A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, intense sequences of action, sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 August 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Venganza despiadada  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,408,176 (USA) (26 August 2011)


$36,665,854 (USA) (28 October 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The memory card being used at the beginning of the movie, which the young Colombiana swallows then vomits up, is a SmartMedia card, manufactured by Toshiba in 1995. When the agent is wiping it off, you can see the silver circle under his thumb. This was the write protect sticker. He then puts it in a floppy adapter which made it readable by any PC with a 3.5" floppy drive. See more »


Cataleya states that her parents were killed in front of her when she was nine years old, yet the end credits list her as being ten in the flashback. Also her parents were killed outside the apartment where Cataleya sits. So she only hears the gunshots, but never actually sees her parents die, or even their dead bodies. See more »


[first lines]
Don Luis Sandoval: I can't believe this.
Fabio Restrepo: Why not?
Don Luis Sandoval: Because I love you, Fabio, like a son.
Fabio Restrepo: I love you, Don Luis, like a father.
Don Luis Sandoval: I'm going to miss you.
Fabio Restrepo: And I'm going to miss you.
Don Luis Sandoval: Okay. Enough of this sentimental bullshit. One last drink? Next we'll be crying like two old women. Come on! To the future.
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Hot Chick with guns
26 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you have seen the trailer then you pretty much know what's coming. I personally thought it was a pretty good flick and the action throughout the movie definitely keeps your interest.

My only thought was that they should have gone ahead and pushed it to an "R" rated movie. With all the action and shooting, I believe there was almost little to no blood. I know the issue with too much violence and maybe they were trying to get a younger audience the ability to see this movie but it was lacking the "pop" factor by whitewashing too many scenes. Zoe Saldana did a superb job in this movie and I only wish that some of the supporting cast could have been on the same level that she is on.


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