Lara Croft - Tomb Raider
Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001)

A popular video game comes to the screen with this big-budget adventure starring Angelina Jolie as a buxom heroine recalling equal parts Indiana Jones and James Bond. Jolie is Lara Croft, a proper British aristocrat groomed at schools for… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 15, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role of Lara Croft, but even she can't save the movie from a senseless plot and action sequences with no emotional impact.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

[A] movie based on a video game that's unafraid to look absurd but lacks the self-conviction needed to come off as camp.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

In the department of numbing ineptitude, the pacing runs a neck-and-neck race with the dialogue.

Sebastian Zavala Kahn
Más Gamers

Jolie's screen presence is so magnetic, and the aesthetics of the film is so true to the games that it is almost impossible not to get carried away by it. [Full review in Spanish]

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Time Out

A jerky, fragmented tale that jumps from one exotic location to the next without any explanation or flow.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

So pandering and pebble-brained you'd guess it had been test-screened on barnyard animals.

Chris Stuckmann

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is incredibly silly. So silly in fact, that you just have to respect it.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Loud, banal, empty, frenzied, plasticized, flavorless, drab, violent in a bloodless way and sexy in a sexless way.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

There is more tension in Jolie's T-shirts than in the dramatic action.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Some great action sequences, but not much else.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Mindless plot-less action film for yours truly.
Unknown Hobo
As a major fan of the video game and with a deep, unrelenting contempt for Angelina Jolie, this movie had a lot to prove to me and for the most part did. Witty… More
Directors Cat
No one could fit into this role better than Angelina Jolie. Not only does it have a superbly selected cast, the action sequences are thrilling and best of all… More
Tyler Kirk
I saw Tomb Raider a while back. I was excited, the intro looked really good, and I couldn't wait until the end! Turns out the irony of that statement is… More
Martin Sahlin
Not so entertaining. Some pretty bad effects...and a not so interesting plot. Almost a 3 star...close but no cigar.
Jason Robinson
This movie kicked off my love of women on screen with British accents... even if Angelina isn't a Brit