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Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001)



Critic Consensus: Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role of Lara Croft, but even she can't save the movie from a senseless plot and action sequences with no emotional impact.

Movie Info

A popular video game comes to the screen with this big-budget adventure starring Angelina Jolie as a buxom heroine recalling equal parts Indiana Jones and James Bond. Jolie is Lara Croft, a proper British aristocrat groomed at schools for the children of the elite. Croft leads a double life, however, as an acquirer of lost antiquities through questionable means, highly trained in combat skills with the help of a robotic opponent called Simon. Despite her exciting profession and a life of wealth … More

Rating: PG-13 (for action violence and some sensuality)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Colleary and Mike Werb , Mike Werb , Michael Colleary , Patrick Massett , John Zinman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 13, 2001
Box Office: $129.5M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Lara Croft - Tomb Raider

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (37)

[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… | April 12, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Some great action sequences, but not much else.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

So inferior as art and entertainment.

Full Review… | April 12, 2010
Observer [UK]

How do you have a pitch perfect actress play the role and then offer no rewards for fans that have been waiting for this for years?

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Even by video-game-movie standards, this is an arrogantly, almost smugly empty and incoherent mess.

Full Review… | September 24, 2007

Audience Reviews for Lara Croft - Tomb Raider

Mindless plot-less action film for yours truly.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


No one could fit into this role better than Angelina Jolie. Not only does it have a superbly selected cast, the action sequences are thrilling and best of all everything else in the movie distracts you entirely from the plot that although isnt that great is very, very imaginative.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Not so entertaining. Some pretty bad effects...and a not so interesting plot. Almost a 3 star...close but no cigar.

Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

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