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Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Reviews

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Jason Zingale

It seems the refreshing originality that breathed life into the first film is still trying to catch its breath.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 5, 2005
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Jolie does her best, delivering her mediocre lines like they were the cleverest writing in the history of cinema, but goodwill for the star only carries a film so far.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

September 6, 2003
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This has less plot and worse acting than the 2001 original.

| Original Score: 1/5

July 24, 2003
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine

Not enough crazy gynophobia. Perhaps Paul Verhoeven should direct Tomb Raider.

Full Review Source: Flak Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

August 5, 2003
James Berardinelli
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As impressive as Angelina Jolie's many physical feats may be, it takes even more stamina and fortitude to stay awake during the movie's seemingly endless two-hour running length.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

July 24, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

This movie has a better plot, better characters, and better acting than the first one, but let's be honest about it -- no one is going to see this movie for the plot, characters, and acting.

| Original Score: C

July 24, 2003
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Better than the first, but not by much.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 25, 2010
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

If you're a fan of hers you'll be able to find some enjoyment in this movie, but not as much as she seems to be having while making them.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 30, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The film was directed by Jan de Bont, who now should be known as F.K. Jan de Bont; the abbreviation standing for Franchise Killer.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2003
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

Under de Bont's tutelage the franchise has shifted from amiably plodding but unique to relentlessly plodding and generic.

| Original Score: C-

July 25, 2003
James Rocchi

Angelina Jolie returns as a globetrotting archaeologist ... in a sequel that redefines boredom.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 1/5

July 30, 2003
Scott Weinberg

When we're not offered dime-store CGI or cardboard Temple Settings, we're attacked by action sequences that waver between "stutter-step silly" and "slo-mo stupid".

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 24, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Silly, cheesy and tacky.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 28, 2003
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

This is just disappointingly average.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 27, 2003
Eric D. Snider

It repeats the mistakes of the first film and compounds them with the cardinal sin of taking itself too seriously.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

July 26, 2003
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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A distinct if distinctly minor improvement on the first.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 24, 2003
Brian Orndorf

Sorry to say, but all the breasts, guns, and monsters aren't enough to save this franchise.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

November 10, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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For a movie based on a video game, the story is as far-fetched and the characters as one-dimensional as one might expect.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

July 25, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The storytellers behind The Cradle of Life concentrate mostly on transportation: the best parts of the movie depict our heroes getting from place to place.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

July 25, 2003
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's clunky, lifeless, murky, and worst of all incredibly boring.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009

Baltimore Sun
July 25, 2003
February 7, 2004
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