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Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001)



Critic 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.

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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 the children of the elite. Croft leads a double life, however, as an acquirer of lost antiquities through questionable means, highly trained in combat skills with the help of a robotic opponent called Simon. Despite her exciting profession and a life of wealth and breeding, Lara pines for her father, Lord Croft (Jon Voight), whose passing left her orphaned. On the eve of a celestial event that will also mark the anniversary of Lord Croft's death, Lara comes up against an ancient organization called the Illuminati, represented by the sinister Powell (Iain Glen), who's in pursuit of an ancient relic with power over time and even death itself. With the aid of her high-tech support team, Lara travels to some exotic locales in search of the artifact, including a foray into a decrepit Asian temple guarded by lethal stone apes and other creatures that spring to life. Filmed at various locations in Great Britain as well as Iceland and the Angkor Wat temples of Cambodia, Tomb Raider co-stars Noah Taylor, Chris Barrie, Daniel Craig, Rachel Appleton, Leslie Phillips, Mark Collie, and Julian Rhind-Tutt. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

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Angelina Jolie
as Lara Croft
Iain Glen
as Manfred
Jon Voight
as Lord Richard Croft
Chris Barrie
as Hillary
Richard Johnson
as Distingiushed Gentleman
Robert Phillips
as Assault Team Leader
Rachel Appleton
as Young Lara
Henry Wyndham
as Auctioneer
David Y. Cheung
as Head Laborer
David K.S. Tse
as Head Laborer
Ayla Amiral
as Little Cambodian Girl
Stephanie Burns
as Little Inuit Girl
Ozzie Yue
as Aged Buddhist Monk
Wai-Keat Lau
as Young Buddhist Monk
Carl Chase
as Ancient High Priest
Richenda Carey
as Imperious Woman
Anna Maria Everett
as Shocked Maid
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Critic Reviews for Lara Croft - Tomb Raider

All Critics (163) | Top Critics (46)

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

February 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Some great action sequences, but not much else.

December 29, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

April 12, 2010 | Full Review…

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

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Not disastrous, but somewhat disappointing nonetheless.

November 12, 2001 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In the end, for all her über-babe sexiness, there is something just a wee bit humourless about Angelina Jolie.

August 10, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lara Croft - Tomb Raider

Mindless plot-less action film for yours truly.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


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 everything else in the movie distracts you entirely from the plot that although isnt that great is very, very imaginative.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Not so entertaining. Some pretty bad effects...and a not so interesting plot. Almost a 3 star...close but no cigar.

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

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