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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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Netflix Rating: 3.4
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 19%
Critics' score: 19   Audience score: 60   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

[A] movie based on a video game that's unafraid to look absurd but lacks the self-conviction needed to come off as camp. full review

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

A jerky, fragmented tale that jumps from one exotic location to the next without any explanation or flow. full review

Time Out, Time Out

Loud, banal, empty, frenzied, plasticized, flavorless, drab, violent in a bloodless way and sexy in a sexless way. full review

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post

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. full review

Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

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. full review

Tomb Raider's preoccupation with time is puzzling, given the movie's leisurely pace. full review

Peter Howell, Toronto Star

So deep was the concern that Jolie fully realize the role of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider that the story got lost in the jungle. full review

Melanie McFarland, Seattle Times

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. full review

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

The miracle is that Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is no stunt. Somehow, they made a genuine movie out of it. full review

Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee

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. full review

John Anderson, Newsday

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. full review

Susan Stark, Detroit News

It's yet another movie where you frequently have no idea what's going on or why. full review

Steven Rosen, Denver Post

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. full review

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

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. full review

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Here is a movie so monumentally silly, yet so wondrous to look at, that only a churl could find fault. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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  • Release Year: 2001
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Available From: May 02, 2013
  • Queued by: 1584 people
Directed By
Simon West
Cast
Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig, Richard Johnson, Chris Barrie, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Leslie Phillips
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