Overall Rank: 6782
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 217
Theatrical Release Date: 06/15/2001
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Simon West
Actors: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig, Richard Johnson
Plot: Lara Croft is a hunter-for-hire - but her prey is rare antiquities, and she will go to the ends of the earth to find what she needs. A rare planetary alignment has a secret society looking to dominate the world by acquiring two rare artifacts. It's up to Lara Croft to thwart their plans.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/31/2014
Lara Croft is a hunter-for-hire - but her prey is rare antiquities, and she will go to the ends of the earth to find what she needs. A rare planetary alignment has a secret society looking to dominate the world by acquiring two rare artifacts. It's up to Lara Croft to thwart their plans. I have played the Original games on PS2 and the games are fun to play thought but the movie is a bit dull to be honest.
Yojimbo - wrote on 10/29/2012
Angelina Jolie is perfectly cast in a kind of female Indiana Jones movie based on a videogame. The action sequence in the mansion is fantastic but the story is typically half-arsed and the romance with Daniel Craig (who is awful) is wholly unconvincing.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/03/2011
Average action flick. Not as bad as most video game movies.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 07/25/2014
Who was not embarrassed leaving the movie theater in the summer of 2001 after watching this movie? Lara Croft: Tomb Raider had a lot going for it. Aside from Angelina Jolie's premarital attractiveness and physical fitness perfectly matching the character, the movie seemed like the female equivalent of Indiana Jones. It didn't have to reinvent the wheel but I'll be damned if the movie didn't end up appearing as though it could barely walk.
The action choreography is atrocious, the editing is messy, the characters are all one-dimensional pieces of cardboard, and the story makes no sense whatsoever. Perhaps this should not be surprising since video game movies were as dangerous a gamble back in 2001 as they are today. Why so risky? Well because they tended to suck whether it be Super …
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