Colombiana review

Zoe Saldana stars in the action-filled revenge flick, Colombiana. But can her star presence make up for a formulaic plot? Here’s Ron’s review...

While still a small child, Cataleya Restrepo (Zoe Saldana) witnesses a gang of brutal thugs murder her parents over a particularly valuable piece of information. When they don't find it, they turn to Cataleya, who parkours away through the slums of Bogota, Colombia, high-tails it to the American embassy, and promptly turns over the information.

Doing so gets her safely out of her cocaine-addled homeland, and onto the slightly less cocaine-addled streets of Chicago, Illinois. Little Cataleya doesn't want to go to school, or buy pretty dresses, or even do more parkour. She wants revenge on the men who killed her parents.

Fast forward a dozen or so years, to Cataleya being raised by her loving uncle and assassination tutor Emilio (Cliff Curtis). Meanwhile, Don
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