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63
Baltimore Sun
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
Variety
Jolie is even hotter, faster and more commanding than last time around as the fearless heiress/adventuress, plus a little more human. The less welcome news is that most of the same shortcomings that cramped the first installment are still dogging the sequel, which delivers on action but dawdles through downtime.
60
However caricatured a vision of female empowerment, Lara Croft exercises an irresistible tug not just on the adolescent male imagination but the 12-year-old female imagination as well.
50
It’s not half bad, with cool locations and a great stunt leap from the top of a Hong Kong high-rise.
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.
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
Austin Chronicle
Bombastic it may be, but it’s rarely boring, as was the first Tomb Raider. Keep your expectations in line with the source material and you may be pleasantly surprised.
50
Salon.com
This is a highly enjoyable summer thrill ride with an action heroine who likes to be on top, literally and figuratively.
25
Boston Globe
Cradle of lifelessness.

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