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Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Reviews

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December 20, 2016
A poor action film that lacks suspense, adrenaline or verisimilitude. [Full review in Spanish]
July 5, 2005
It seems the refreshing originality that breathed life into the first film is still trying to catch its breath.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 6, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 24, 2003
This has less plot and worse acting than the 2001 original.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 5, 2003
Not enough crazy gynophobia. Perhaps Paul Verhoeven should direct Tomb Raider.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 24, 2003
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 | Original Score: 1/4
July 24, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: C
December 25, 2010
Better than the first, but not by much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 30, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 27, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2003
Under de Bont's tutelage the franchise has shifted from amiably plodding but unique to relentlessly plodding and generic.
Read More | Original Score: C-
July 30, 2003
Angelina Jolie returns as a globetrotting archaeologist ... in a sequel that redefines boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 24, 2003
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 28, 2003
Silly, cheesy and tacky.
August 27, 2003
This is just disappointingly average.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 26, 2003
It repeats the mistakes of the first film and compounds them with the cardinal sin of taking itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 24, 2003
A distinct if distinctly minor improvement on the first.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2003
Sorry to say, but all the breasts, guns, and monsters aren't enough to save this franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 25, 2003
For a movie based on a video game, the story is as far-fetched and the characters as one-dimensional as one might expect.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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