Tomb Raider

English aristocrat Lara Croft, skilled in hand-to-hand combat, must recover antiquities lost in a secret society. She meets her match in the evil Powell, who's in search of a powerful relic.
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[A] movie based on a video game that's unafraid to look absurd but lacks the self-conviction needed to come off as camp.
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader  full review
A jerky, fragmented tale that jumps from one exotic location to the next without any explanation or flow.
Time Out, Time Out  full review
Loud, banal, empty, frenzied, plasticized, flavorless, drab, violent in a bloodless way and sexy in a sexless way.
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post  full review
In the department of numbing ineptitude, the pacing runs a neck-and-neck race with the dialogue.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
So pandering and pebble-brained you'd guess it had been test-screened on barnyard animals.
Michael Atkinson, Village Voice  full review
There is more tension in Jolie's T-shirts than in the dramatic action.
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
[Jolie's] glittering, libidinous impudence gives this packaged piece of corporate schlock a strange integrity -- perhaps even a soul.
Tomb Raider's preoccupation with time is puzzling, given the movie's leisurely pace.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star  full review
So deep was the concern that Jolie fully realize the role of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider that the story got lost in the jungle.
Melanie McFarland, Seattle Times  full review
The herald of a cold, heartless, soul-dead cinema for a numbed audience with no interest in human emotion, just a craving to have its synapses jolted.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
Highly anticipated adaptation of the popular computer game is uneven, sometimes awkward, but Angelina Jolie makes the title character a virtual icon of female competence and coolth.
John Anderson, Newsday  full review
A tedious bore that deserves early entombment.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post
In the end, Croft loses to the most dangerous villain of them all: mediocrity.
Cary Darling, Miami Herald
Its heavily mined narrative throws all sorts of ridiculous twists into the mix in order to put Croft through her punishing paces.
Susan Stark, Detroit News  full review
It's yet another movie where you frequently have no idea what's going on or why.
Steven Rosen, Denver Post  full review
The movie credits five separate persons for the story and screenplay, a quintet of scribes who might better consider a career shift into acting -- they've clearly done a splendid job of impersonating monkeys at a typewriter.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail  full review
While Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is as cumbersome as most films in this subgenre, Angelina Jolie makes it watchable.
Jay Carr, Boston Globe
Of all this summer's mindless blockbusters, this is arguably the most fun.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews  full review
Here is a movie so monumentally silly, yet so wondrous to look at, that only a churl could find fault.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
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  • Release Year: 2001
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Available From: May 02, 2013
  • Queued by: 1716 people
Directed By
Simon West
Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig, Richard Johnson, Chris Barrie, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Leslie Phillips

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