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  • Summary: Demonstrating her physical prowess and revealing her courage as never before, Lara Croft proves that she will stop at nothing in her search for an infamous site know as "The Cradle of Life" -- especially when it means she could save the world from the most unspeakable evil ever known. (Paramount)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
  1. 75
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    60
    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.
  3. Croft is one humorless butt-kicker. Excavations in exotic lands have rarely looked so much like items on a to-do list.
  4. 50
    Simply a series of set pieces designed to insure Angelina Jolie's status as action-babe pin-up.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Cole
    50
    Isn't nearly as much fun as the original. For one thing, Lara having a boyfriend wrecks everything.
  6. Beneath its satisfactory chops this movie -- like Ms. Croft herself -- is stuffy and soulless.
  7. It wouldn't be fair to gripe about the hundreds of plot holes; the whole thing is hole.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 85
  2. Negative: 12 out of 85
  1. AnnaB.
    Sep 10, 2003
    10
    Brillient!!!!!
  2. AnnaB.
    Sep 10, 2003
    10
    Brillient!!!!!
  3. MariannaS.
    Jan 6, 2009
    10
    One of the best movies ever! Angelina is the best actress. The plot is better than the first movie (which is great, too!).
  4. AnnaB.
    Sep 10, 2003
    10
    Brillient!!!!!
  5. AnnaB.
    Sep 10, 2003
    10
    Brillient!!!!!
  6. AnnaB.
    Sep 10, 2003
    10
    Brillient!!!!!
  7. Oct 24, 2010
    2
    also, a boring piece of crap

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