Colombiana | Chicago Reader

Colombiana

Often improbable, sometimes ludicrous, but frequently exciting, this is the latest attempt by producer-screenwriter Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita) to peddle his notion of a feminist action blockbuster. In this case, that means a movie in which a beautiful assassin (Zoe Saldana) runs around in her underwear (or less), kills for hire or for private reasons, tries to avenge the drug-related murders of her Colombian parents, eludes a somber FBI agent (Lennie James), beds a sensitive painter (Michael Vartan), and tries to express her feelings to him. Saldana makes this watchable, James supplies a fitful plausibility, and director Olivier Megaton (a former graffiti artist) keeps things racing along, preposterously.

Credits

Director:

  • Olivier Megaton

Cast:

  • Zoe Saldana
  • Jordi MollĂ 
  • Lennie James
  • Michael Vartan
  • Cliff Curtis
  • Beto Benites
  • Amandla Stenberg
  • Jesse Borrego
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson
  • Angel Garnica
  • Ofelia Medina
  • Callum Blue
  • Sam Douglas
  • Graham McTavish
  • Charles Maquignon
  • Afif Badra

Producers:

  • Luc Besson
  • Ariel Zeitoun

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