Think feminine equivalent to Taken for this new high-concept low-quality action thriller co-scripted by Luc Besson, which rips its plot from his own Leon.
Zoe Saldana is the daughter of a Colombian mobster whose boss has her father and mother killed in front of her, triggering her violent and vengeful path towards retribution.
Cliff Curtis is her uncle, who teaches her the tricks of the assassin trade. It’s not long, however, before her token killings of the crime lord’s associates bring her to the attention of the FBI in an all too predictable revenge romp.
Columbiana (2011), directed by Olivier Megaton, is distributed in the UK by Entertainment Film Distributors, certificate 15.