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

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26 August 2011 (USA)  »

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Venganza despiadada  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$36,665,854 (USA) (28 October 2011)
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The film was based of a script that was set to be a sequel for Leon: The Professional. The story was set to follow Natalie Portman's character Mathilda as she tracked down and killed characters that had wronged her and Leon. Portman's success kept her from availability and the script was eventually re-written into the 2011 film Columbiana. See more »

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The motorcycle chasing Cataleya at the beginning of the movie is a Honda CRF250R, either a 2004 or 2005 model. Yet the scene is supposed to take place in 1992. See more »

Quotes

[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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I am giving this an 8, although it might be a 7, about the only bad thing I can say about the movie is that, yes, the plot is somewhat of a rehashed, predictable type of thing. However, Saldana is both sexy and charming and dangerous from the moment she shows up drunk in a tight dress. Yes you have to suspend disbelief a little bit to believe a gal who can't weigh over 95 pounds soaking wet can fight big strong guys, but good movies make you suspend disbelief, and this is a good movie.

Why is it good, because, unlike many action movies these days, they do take a few minutes to establish the main character as a person, so you care what happens to her, and also care if she achieves her goals.

I just watched it again on regular TV after renting it shortly after it came out, still and enjoyable flick, you have to like action/revenge flicks, but if you do this one fits the bill nicely.


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