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.
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 and breeding, Lara pines for her father, Lord Croft (Jon Voight), whose passing left her orphaned. On the eve of a celestial event that will also mark the anniversary of Lord Croft's death, Lara comes up against an ancient organization called the Illuminati, represented by the sinister Powell (Iain Glen), who's in pursuit of an ancient relic with power over time and even death itself. With the aid of her high-tech support team, Lara travels to some exotic locales in search of the artifact, including a foray into a decrepit Asian temple guarded by lethal stone apes and other creatures that spring to life. Filmed at various locations in Great Britain as well as Iceland and the Angkor Wat temples of Cambodia, Tomb Raider co-stars Noah Taylor, Chris Barrie, Daniel Craig, Rachel Appleton, Leslie Phillips, Mark Collie, and Julian Rhind-Tutt. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi … More
|Rating:||PG-13 (for action violence and some sensuality)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Simon West|
|Written By:||Michael Colleary and Mike Werb, Mike Werb, Patrick Massett, Michael Colleary, John Zinman|
|In Theaters:||Jun 15, 2001 Wide|
|On DVD:||Nov 13, 2001|
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Critic Reviews for Lara Croft - Tomb Raider
[A] movie based on a video game that's unafraid to look absurd but lacks the self-conviction needed to come off as camp.
A jerky, fragmented tale that jumps from one exotic location to the next without any explanation or flow.
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?
Audience Reviews for Lara Croft - Tomb Raider
Mindless plot-less action film for yours truly.
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.
Not so entertaining. Some pretty bad effects...and a not so interesting plot. Almost a 3 star...close but no cigar.
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