5.8/10
190,542
839 user 208 critic

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Trailer
2:53 | Trailer
Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

Director:

Simon West

Writers:

Sara B. Cooper (story), Mike Werb (story) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
2,264 ( 236)
4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Adventurer Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.

Director: Jan de Bont
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Chris Barrie
Salt (2010)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Wanted (2008)
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman
Tomb Raider (2018)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.

Director: Roar Uthaug
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega and his wife, Elena, to take action.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody
The Tourist I (2010)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Stars: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal fifty cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life.

Director: Dominic Sena
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.

Director: Stephen Sommers
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Director: McG
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Benjamin Gates (Nicolas Cage) must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelina Jolie ... Lara Croft
Jon Voight ... Lord Richard Croft
Iain Glen ... Manfred Powell
Noah Taylor ... Bryce
Daniel Craig ... Alex West
Richard Johnson ... Distinguished Gentleman
Chris Barrie ... Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Mr. Pimms
Leslie Phillips ... Wilson
Robert Phillips Robert Phillips ... Julius, Assault Team Leader
Rachel Appleton Rachel Appleton ... Young Lara
Henry Wyndham Henry Wyndham ... Boothby's Auctioneer
David Cheung David Cheung ... Head Laborer (as David Y. Cheung)
David Tse ... Head Laborer (as David K.S. Tse)
Ozzie Yue Ozzie Yue ... Aged Buddhist Monk
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Born into Wealth. Groomed by the Elite. Trained for Combat. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | UK | Japan | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tomb Raider See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,735,743, 17 June 2001

Gross USA:

$131,168,070

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$274,703,340
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Hillary, Lara's butler, is much younger than the elderly butler that appears in the games (Tomb Raider II, III and Chronicles). See more »

Goofs

When young Lara is watching the planets orbiting on the orrery, they are moving clockwise as seen from above. They should be moving anti-clockwise. 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!
See more »

Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original version of the film included another shower scene where Lara is showering in an outdoor location near some big plants. This scene is shown being filmed in the "Digging Into Tomb Raider" making-of. Nude versions of shower scenes and one where Lara throws her towel away were filmed with nude body double of Angelina Jolie, but all scenes were cut for PG-13 rating. See more »


Soundtracks

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

The summer's biggest disappointment
24 September 2001 | by giancarlorocksSee all my reviews

It is trivial to me how studios can pack a film with so much technical wizardry, balletic action sequences and massive set pieces and still deliver such a shallow, empty film. Hence 'Tomb Raider', a film that you really want to enjoy, but just cannot seem to immerse yourself within the films' uselessly complex plot and ridiculous comedy bits.

Angelina Jolie was supposed to be catapulted to the title of Female Action Star. Yet, while she does a satisfying job at keeping this mess of a film together, she just cannot make us believe we should care fore her and her cause.

She stars as Lara Croft, an imagining of a popular video game that sets the background for this film. Like other characters, she must save the world. This time, our character must find a mysterious triangle that if found, can give its' owner the power of God. Furthermore, this triangle must be brought together since it was broken into two pieces thousands of years ago at the exact moment of alignment of the planets. If you find this confusing and useless, it is. This plot allows our hero to travel the world and shoot her guns in extravagant locations amidst the bass pounding music of techno in the background. It is a popular saying but the bigger they are - the harder they fall. As we speak, this film is still falling.

The major inconsistency within this film is its' ridiculous plot. It is so mangled up and scraped together that we know things blowing up are just excuses so she can run away from them and see her bountiful breasts jiggling all the way. Anyone who knows the Lara Croft character knows that her biggest attribute is not her ability to elude danger, but her breasts.

The script also calls for Jon Voight to appear in flashbacks as Lara's father who disappeared many years ago. This is a pitiful attempt to add cause and justice to her duty to be a good daughter and listen to her daddy. In my opinion, this only adds to the sappiness and stupidity of this film that the studio heads actually accepted this horrible script in order to produce this film.

There really is not much to say about this weak film except to defend myself in all the midst of this negativity. One would expect a film of this calibre and budget to expose the audience to a few thrills and exciting sequences, instead, we are insulted. Insulted by the level of ineptness by the filmmaker's to create a fun, exciting, fresh piece that is at least remotely entertaining. Instead, we are left with a recycled, cliched film that leaves no cliché unturned.

Director Simon West (Con Air, The General's Daughter) does his best with this horrible script and sets up the action sequences in a stylistic way but not even that is enough for adventure fans that have not grown to care for our female heroin. In conclusion, to sum up this film in one sentence - probably this summer's biggest disappointment. The only good thing about this film is that one will wait until the end credits to hear U2's 'Elevation: Tomb Raider Mix' putting a close to this bad film.

Rating: *1/2


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 839 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed