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Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This Indiana Jones knockoff goes down smoothly enough, and Jolie isn't bad at all.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 12, 2010
Blake DePastino
Baltimore City Paper

It's all a confection, but the plot is tight, Jolie is hot, and I'll probably see the next one, too.

Full Review Source: Baltimore City Paper

January 22, 2010
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

... true to the look and spirit of the game and ... more fun than watching someone else play 'Tomb Raider,' which was the bane of the first Lara Croft installment.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 20, 2004
David Foucher
EDGE Boston

It's not perfect (it's a sequel after all), but the latest Lara Croft film is smart, sexy and great summer fun.

Full Review Source: EDGE Boston | Original Score: B+

October 7, 2003
Alexa Moses
Sydney Morning Herald

Tomb Raider II may be a pleasure as banal as the archetypal evil scientist. Yet it's a pleasure nonetheless.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

September 27, 2003
Gary Susman
Boston Phoenix

The preposterous plot line does give De Bont an excuse to send Jolie flying in a handful of heartstopping stunt sequences. But she's her own special effect, as protean, mercurial, and dangerous as any piece of wirework or CGI.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

August 9, 2003
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

A vast improvement over its impenetrable 2001 predecessor.

| Original Score: B

August 8, 2003
Ian Spelling

The Cradle of Life ain't Shakespeare and it doesn't reinvent the action-adventure in any profound way. On the other hand, it's a sleek, well-produced popcorn picture.

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August 2, 2003
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Delivers everything and more that fans of the first installment expect.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 2, 2003
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

The high point of the production is [Angelina] Jolie, who struts through the film with a sly smile and sexy self-confidence. She seems to be having a great time because she probably was

| Original Score: 3/4

August 1, 2003
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Game sequels generally rely on better graphics and better interactive play. This movie sequel has more imagination and situations that draw you in more. Again, that seems appropriate.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

July 31, 2003
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week

Sure it's hardcore dumb but its so amusing plundering this tomb that you won't notice (or care) how well the makers raided your wallet.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2003
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

There's a great deal more fun in this sequel.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2003
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The plot is coherent enough to hold our attention, and inventive enough to move credibly among all the exotic locations.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2003
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)

Sure, the movie blows but Jolie is the new James Dean, mysterious and the definition of cool.

Full Review Source: Roanoke Times (Virginia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 28, 2003
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Bombastic it may be, but it's rarely boring, as was the first Tomb Raider. Keep your expectations in line with the source material and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 27, 2003
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

This Lara Croft sequel really surprised me. It's the most exciting action/adventure flick I've seen since 'The Mummy.'

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

July 26, 2003
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

As is so often the case, robbers emptied this tomb of ideas long ago. But it does have a lovely facade.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2003
Andrew O'Hehir
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A highly enjoyable summer thrill ride.

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July 26, 2003
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

Wowsers can this chickbabe kick some ***!

Full Review Source: Blunt Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 25, 2003
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Baltimore Sun
July 25, 2003
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