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Still shot from the movie: Colombiana.

Colombiana

After witnessing the murder of her mother and father when she was a child, Colombian born Cataleya Restrepo (Zoe Saldana) grows up to be an assassin. But she has a private agenda -- revenging her parents' death. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 26 Aug 2011
Video Release: 20 Dec 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Revenge drives Cataleya to hunt down her parents’ killers. Is that a healthy emotion to harbor for all those years? How does it affect her relationships with others? Does her desire for justice justify her actions?

What impact can childhood experiences have on a person’s later life? How can parents or adults help youth deal with traumatic events?

Though this film promotes female empowerment are the depictions even close to reality? How does the script also attempt to appeal to a male audience members?

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