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Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Chicago Sun-Times
In a summer where the special effects in movies have grown steadily more repetitive and dreary, "LCTR:TCOL" uses imagination and exciting locations to give the movie the same kind of pulp adventure feeling we get from the Indiana Jones movies.
70
Wall Street Journal
A surprise and a not-so-guilty pleasure.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
Somewhat fleeter and more engaging than its predecessor.
63
Angelina Jolie focuses her wild energy into outlandish heroics, and emerges with more attractiveness and credibility than all three of those silly Charlie's Angels combined.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
Enough goodwill has been built up in the early sections that most viewers will not take offense when the movie abandons its plot and characters.
58
Entertainment Weekly
Croft is one humorless butt-kicker. Excavations in exotic lands have rarely looked so much like items on a to-do list.
50
Even sex can't save a film that produces instant narcolepsy.
50
A creditable genre entry, the rare action movie with a discernible story, an assured pace and a charismatic central character. It falls apart in the end.
50
Even though the special effects and action sequences are good, the monsters conjured up are rather humdrum.
50
Chicago Tribune
Superior to 2001's "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" in almost every way. It's better directed, more consistently acted, and its writing, while at times ridiculous, at least has a modicum of logic at its core. I still had to slap myself to stay awake.
38
New York Daily News
Competent in the extreme, the talented Jolie would make a great Jane Bond. But mired in this joyless orgy of preposterousness, her biggest challenge is simply keeping a straight face.

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