Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Reviews

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Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 12, 2010
This Indiana Jones knockoff goes down smoothly enough, and Jolie isn't bad at all.
Blake DePastino
Baltimore City Paper
January 22, 2010
It's all a confection, but the plot is tight, Jolie is hot, and I'll probably see the next one, too.
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
... 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
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
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 | Original Score: B+
Alexa Moses
Sydney Morning Herald
September 27, 2003
Tomb Raider II may be a pleasure as banal as the archetypal evil scientist. Yet it's a pleasure nonetheless.
Gary Susman
Boston Phoenix
August 9, 2003
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.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 8, 2003
A vast improvement over its impenetrable 2001 predecessor.
| Original Score: B
Ian Spelling
August 2, 2003
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.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 2, 2003
Delivers everything and more that fans of the first installment expect.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
August 1, 2003
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
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
July 31, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
July 28, 2003
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
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
July 28, 2003
There's a great deal more fun in this sequel.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 28, 2003
The plot is coherent enough to hold our attention, and inventive enough to move credibly among all the exotic locations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
July 28, 2003
Sure, the movie blows but Jolie is the new James Dean, mysterious and the definition of cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
July 27, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 26, 2003
This Lara Croft sequel really surprised me. It's the most exciting action/adventure flick I've seen since 'The Mummy.'
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
July 26, 2003
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
Top Critic
Andrew O'Hehir
July 26, 2003
A highly enjoyable summer thrill ride.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
July 25, 2003
Wowsers can this chickbabe kick some ***!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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