Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
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As cumbersome as most films in this subgenre, Angelina Jolie makes it watchable.
TV Guide Magazine
It's all about action and ogling -- Jolie's boobs, butt and thighs get so much screen time they deserve their own credits.
If only the story that surrounds this watchable heroine were as well-stacked.
A by-the-numbers extravanganza that journeys from London to Venice to Siberia to Cambodia without ever really going anywhere.
Slick-dick director Simon West, of "Con Air" and "The General's Daughter" infamy, continues to show no flair at all for blending action and character. Jolie and Lara deserved better. So did we.
Has the distinction of being a major motion picture that's far less imaginative, and quite a bit more stupid, than the interactive game it's based on.
A staggeringly bad picture: a shallow, cliche-ridden mess that keeps blowing up on screen.
Since the expensive new movie version of the popular video game, Tomb Raider, is very true to its origins, it's a colossal bore.
Los Angeles Times
Almost completely lacking in genuine thrills. Even the attractive presence of star Angelina Jolie can't keep this leaden, plodding, completely underwhelming film from playing like "Lara Croft: Yawn Inducer."
The game is great fun -- the movie ought to be taken out back and shot.
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