Three reasons this movie isn't nearly as good as critics say it is.
1) It's two hours of white people being mean to black people. That's the total extent of the plot.
2) There's a revenge scenario that is so gross I'm sure even the Farrelly Brothers would reject it.
3) The message the producers think they're sending out is: It's a tragedy that the only job black women could get in the '50 was being a maid. The message they're inadvertently sending out is: It's a tragedy that the only job a black actress can get today is playing a maid.
Anyone can cast a black woman as a maid, Hollywood's been doing it for 100 years! I'll tell you who should get the Oscar, the producers of "Columbiana."