[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
A jerky, fragmented tale that jumps from one exotic location to the next without any explanation or flow. full review
Loud, banal, empty, frenzied, plasticized, flavorless, drab, violent in a bloodless way and sexy in a sexless way. full review
In the department of numbing ineptitude, the pacing runs a neck-and-neck race with the dialogue.
So pandering and pebble-brained you'd guess it had been test-screened on barnyard animals. full review
There is more tension in Jolie's T-shirts than in the dramatic action.
[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
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
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
The miracle is that Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is no stunt. Somehow, they made a genuine movie out of it. 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. full review
A tedious bore that deserves early entombment.
In the end, Croft loses to the most dangerous villain of them all: mediocrity.
Its heavily mined narrative throws all sorts of ridiculous twists into the mix in order to put Croft through her punishing paces. full review
It's yet another movie where you frequently have no idea what's going on or why. 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. full review
While Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is as cumbersome as most films in this subgenre, Angelina Jolie makes it watchable.
Of all this summer's mindless blockbusters, this is arguably the most fun. full review