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Lara Croft - Tomb Raider Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 14, 2001
The movie sags whenever the action stops.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Some great action sequences, but not much else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
June 15, 2001
Adequate popcorn movie fare, but it never manages to make it to the next level.
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
This just in: Women have breasts!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 21, 2001
There is more tension in Jolie's T-shirts than in the dramatic action.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 14, 2001
A surprisingly bland affair.
Eric D. Snider
June 18, 2001
You defeat a monster, you walk into another room, and there's another monster to defeat. Repeat until time is up.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Victoria Alexander
June 14, 2001
This movie could have been the long sought-after successor to Raiders of the Lost Ark, except for the fact it lacks a damn good story.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 25, 2001
Loud, banal, empty, frenzied, plasticized, flavorless, drab, violent in a bloodless way and sexy in a sexless way.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
It's frustrating to watch the filmmakers unable to make the pulse-pounding leaps that their title character would complete with ease.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 18, 2001
Merchandising, not story-telling, is this movie's forte.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
Even by video-game-movie standards, this is an arrogantly, almost smugly empty and incoherent mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 15, 2001
Tomb Raider's preoccupation with time is puzzling, given the movie's leisurely pace.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 12, 2010
[A] movie based on a video game that's unafraid to look absurd but lacks the self-conviction needed to come off as camp.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 22, 2002
I feel sorry for Jolie and the myriad of stunt trainers and set builders who designed all this great stuff, only to have the likes of director Simon West come in and mess it all up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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?
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
It might be easier to list the things that were good about Tomb Raider, but little comes to mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 17, 2003
This would have been a better action movie if the last 10 minutes were replaced. Any computer-game player knows the last battle is supposed to be the toughest.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 26, 2002
A mindless Taco Bell commercial - errrrr... summer effects vehicle that is utterly and depressingly devoid of any and all human drama... Grade-A feces.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 16, 2007
All the world can blow up around Lara Croft--and it does here--but who cares when there's no reason to fear for her life?
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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