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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lara Croft
... Lord Richard Croft
... Manfred Powell
... Bryce
... Alex West
... Distinguished Gentleman
... Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
... Mr. Pimms
... Wilson
Robert Phillips ... Julius, Assault Team Leader
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
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Storyline

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

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15 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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At the time of filming, Angelina Jolie sported a large tattoo on her upper left arm. Make-up was used to cover the tattoo, but one can see where the tattoo has been covered up in several scenes, particularly the shower scene. See more »

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Lara's whole goal in the film is to destroy the triangle so the Illuminati can't use it's evil power, however, after successfully getting the first half at the first tomb, she spends the entire third act trying to acquire the second half in order to destroy them both. The problem is that she has one piece already and one half can not work without joining it with the other, so why doesn't she just destroy the one she has, rendering the second piece useless? See more »

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[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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Terra Firma (Lara's Mix)
By Bill Leeb
Performed by Delerium featuring Aude
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
Aude performs courtesy of Polydor France
Contains elements from "Requiem Aeternam #2"
Performed by Chanticleer
Courtesy of Teldec Classics International/Warner Special Products
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awesome if you know what you're going into
20 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is a classic entertainment action flick. If you're expecting deep revelations to life, you won't get it. If you want great entertainment in what I'd say is what the majority of summer action flicks strive for - then Tomb Raider is just awesome.

I'm genuinely surprised that the rating for this movie is so low. Tomb Raider is one of the movies that I'll occasionally throw on when I just feel like watching a good action flick circa Mission Impossible. It's entertaining, it's pretty smart, and it's a clever adaptation of a video game.

I'm also a huge fan of the soundtrack to this movie. The compilation of songs is really great.


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