Tomb Raider Reviews

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March 21, 2018
Vikander, who can balance flinty charm with sympathetic humanism, helped keep me invested, but Tomb Raider could best be described as a solid step forward, away from past wrongs.
March 20, 2018
I longed for [Daniel] Wu to return to the screen whenever he left it.
March 19, 2018
Vikander's expressive face is a godsend. Whether being throttled by a goon or torn away from a loved one, this stricken Lara feels like one of us.
March 19, 2018
"Tomb Raider," stuffed though it is with curses, vaults, and locks that cry out for secret keys, is not really about a legendary quest, or family honor. It's about Alicia Vikander.
March 18, 2018
There's no way to hate a movie that has spiked poles, booby-trapped caves and zombies, but you can fault it for not trying as hard as it should.
March 16, 2018
[Vikander] invests herself in Lara Croft, and the filmmakers, unlike the ones Jolie got saddled with, frame her with awe rather than lust. Now if only they could bring some of that awe to the tombs...
March 16, 2018
For a while, it looked like director Roar Uthaug was going to deliver a video game movie that transcended the genre, mostly through the neat trick of having his ass-kicking heroine be driven by the thoroughly human desire to be Daddy's little girl again.
March 16, 2018
Tomb Raider, sloppily directed by Roar Uthaug, would not be worth watching without Vikander, who darts, leaps, and pummels her way through this mediocre escapade with a winning fierceness
March 16, 2018
Like your copy of the original Playstation game, this "Tomb Raider" already feels like it's covered in dust.
March 16, 2018
If your movie makes people want to play the game instead, that's a sign of deficient filmmaking - or an extremely overpriced advertisement.
March 15, 2018
A tight, fast, well-made B picture that delivered exactly what it promised. I liked it much.
March 15, 2018
Vikander, who won an Oscar for her performance in "The Danish Girl," has more than enough charisma to carry the film. She's not so much a wonder woman as she is a heroine who's up for whatever challenges she faces.
March 15, 2018
The greatest distinction of "Tomb Raider" may be its trombones. In an unseen orchestra that bleats and blares, an urgent trombone chorus heralds every leap into banality.
Top Critic
March 15, 2018
Inevitably, there's an dull coda that sets up a sequel, but by that point you'll have been vainly searching the frame for the words GAME OVER for at least half an hour.
March 15, 2018
It's all rehashed moments, remade poorly with no style and even less intent.
March 15, 2018
It all feels depressingly generic, and as the fun leaks out over the course of two long hours, a viewer starts to push back against the film's rickety suspension of disbelief.
March 15, 2018
I wouldn't mind playing the game based on the movie but was less enthused about the movie based on the game.
March 15, 2018
While Vikander plays a competent Lara Croft, she's also a surprisingly joyless one. And if you can't have fun at a movie like this, what's the point?
March 15, 2018
A beautifully crafted and unpretentious piece of action cinema, with a number of sequences that are as gorgeous as they are thrilling.
March 15, 2018
If the future chapters are to be this silly and disposable, one hopes Vikander moves on as quickly from this film as I did as a viewer.
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