Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life
Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003)

This sequel to the 2001 hit video-game adaptation Lara Croft: Tomb Raider finds Jan de Bont stepping in for director Simon West, helming his first feature since 1999's The Haunting. From a script by first-time scribe Dean Georgaris,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 21, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the sequel is an improvement over the first movie, it's still lacking in thrills.

David Rooney

The less welcome news is that most of the same shortcomings that cramped the first installment are still dogging the sequel, which delivers on action but dawdles through downtime.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Scenery can't save this blindingly dull sequel.

Sebastian Zavala Kahn
Más Gamers

A poor action film that lacks suspense, adrenaline or verisimilitude. [Full review in Spanish]

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This Indiana Jones knockoff goes down smoothly enough, and Jolie isn't bad at all.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

The direction is so workmanlike, so dispassionately competent, that it seems De Bont may be as resigned to his career's downward plummet as those of us who admired his debut film, the thrilling Speed, are puzzled by it.

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

A movie like this can kill a franchise before it gets off the ground

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Time Out

The tepidly anticipated return of the videogame vixen belly-flopped on its US release, and it did so with a splat that could drown out several summer blockbusters' worth of car-crunch and detonations.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Jolie remains more magazine cover than actress (or movie star), and the franchise she supports is more Nintendo after-school time killer than rousing adventure cycle.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Better than the first, but not by much.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Fun and mindless action adventure.
Martin Sahlin
The ending is better than the begining...but it's still not okay. Not a believeble dialouge...not so good effects. And a average plot. And that lead guy… More
Directors Cat
Not as good as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider due to a lack of thrills and action sequences. At least the first one was capable of this and sticking even marginally to… More
Conner Rainwater
Not exactly as good as the first, but that's mainly due to the fact that they switched Daniel Craig with Gerard Butler for a supporting character. Angelina… More
Alex roy
Semi average sequel to Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider The Cradle Of Life is a slight step down the first, but manages to be entertaining despite the the… More
xGary Xx
Lara Croft finds a novelty bowling ball that can reveal the location of Pandora's Box if you play it a tune, and so sets off to get it before an evil… More