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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

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Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

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Storyline

A member of a rich British aristocratic family, Lara Croft is a "tomb raider" who enjoys collecting ancient artifacts from ruins of temples, cities, etc. worldwide, and doesn't mind going through death-defying dangers to get them. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, and foreign languages - and does them all in tight outfits. Well, the planets of the solar system are going into planetary alignment (Which occurs every 5,000 years), and a secret society called the Illuminati is seeking an ancient talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. However, they need a certain clock/key to help them in their search, and they have to find the talisman in one week or wait until the next planetary alignment to find it again. Lara happens to find that key hidden in a wall of her mansion. The Illuminati steal it, and Lara gets an old letter from her deceased father telling her about the society's agenda (Her father was also the one who hid the key). Now, she ... Written by Vampirok

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Rated PG-13 for action violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,735,743 (USA) (15 June 2001)

Gross:

$131,144,183 (USA) (21 September 2001)
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Trivia

Fairuza Balk, Kirsten Dunst and Milla Jovovich auditioned to play Lara Croft. See more »

Goofs

During the attack in Lara's mansion, when she jumps out of the corner near the roof to pick up a commando between her legs, the camera behind her shows two crew members over her left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[after an extended action sequence with a training robot which then attempts to revive itself and sneak up on her]
Lara Croft: Stop!
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Connections

Referenced in Neighbours: Episode #1.4295 (2003) See more »

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Lila
By Azam Ali and Greg Ellis
Performed by Vas
Courtesy of Narada Productions, Inc.
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I liked it!
23 April 2003 | by (Grand Rapids, MI) – See all my reviews

I am not here to defend any plot snags this film might have. I however thought it would be cool to come here and say that I liked this movie. It was quite entertaining. Maybe not always "riveting" but fun action cheese nonetheless. Jolie brought a computer woman to life well and the movie is a good rental, maybe even an unpopular purchase.

I gave it 7/10 stars.


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