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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
Mr. Pimms
Robert Phillips ...
Rachel Appleton ...
Young Lara
Henry Wyndham ...
Boothby's Auctioneer
Head Laborer (as David Y. Cheung)
David Tse ...
Head Laborer (as David K.S. Tse)
Ozzie Yue ...
Aged Buddhist Monk


The orphaned heiress and intrepid archaeologist, Lara Croft, embarks on a dangerous quest to retrieve the two halves of an ancient artefact which controls time before it falls into the wrong hands. As an extremely rare planetary alignment is about to occur for the first time in 5,000 years, the fearless tomb raider will have to team up with rival adventurers and sworn enemies to collect the pieces, while time is running out. But, in the end, who can harness the archaic talisman's unlimited power? Written by Nick Riganas

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tomb Raider  »

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Box Office


$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,735,743, 17 June 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$131,144,183, 23 September 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$274,703,340, 12 August 2012
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stephen Herek was originally supposed to direct, but he dropped out to make Rock Star (2001) instead. See more »


Upon entering the tomb with the model of the solar system, all the characters shed their jackets and, in Lara's case, capes. However, they are still inside of an ice cave in the Siberian mountains. Surely they would all be freezing cold. See more »


[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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Referenced in Finding Carter: Pilot (2014) See more »


Written and Performed by Craig Armstrong
Courtesy of Melankolic/Virgin Records
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Just for fun
26 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

A fun movie, indeed in the line of the Indiana Jones' features. Nice effects, a strange and interesting plot which does make sense most of the time, some good acting by the team around Croft. The right thing if you want relax and take off to the world of fantasy for a short time.

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