Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 31
  2. Negative: 13 out of 31
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  1. Unafraid to look absurd but lacks the self-conviction needed to come off as camp.
  2. I realize fantasy-based action movies aren't supposed to be as complex as William Gibson's novels. But do they have to be this simple-minded?
  3. 50
    Ultimately, Jolie's efforts to establish a character are dashed against the film's increasingly inane dialogue.
  4. This is just cut-rate, generic daughter of Indy Jones hokum.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeff Giles
    50
    Couldn’t have arrived at a better time: movies have been so bad lately that audiences are positively starving for something mediocre.
  6. 50
    It's all about action and ogling -- Jolie's boobs, butt and thighs get so much screen time they deserve their own credits.
  7. 50
    If only the story that surrounds this watchable heroine were as well-stacked.
  8. A by-the-numbers extravanganza that journeys from London to Venice to Siberia to Cambodia without ever really going anywhere.
  9. Reviewed by: Cary Darling
    50
    The relevant question is: does it rock? And the answer, unfortunately, is no.
  10. There's no clear plot, no memorable villains, no real logic. But there sure is action.
  11. Has all the appeal of a video game without the joystick. All you can do is watch. It's noisy and moves fast, but if you can't play, why pay?
  12. 42
    The opportunity to give Jolie the room to swagger like the "Charlie's Angels" or "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" ladies is utterly squandered, and a video game franchise that might've resulted in a hoot of a film -- has been blown to dust.
  13. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    40
    She's not a real person, in any way, shape or form -- which makes watching Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the first in a projected series of live-action films based around her exploits, a visually spectacular yet oddly cheerless experience.
  14. 40
    Game boys and girls will be disappointed by this fast-paced but shockingly dull adaptation.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 155 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 40
  2. Negative: 11 out of 40
  1. Sep 24, 2011
    4
    I recommend playing the game rather than watching the movie. It's better.
  2. Nov 12, 2012
    4
    Angelina Jolie running around in tight clothes and carrying a gun isn't enough entrainment for me, but, for some, it will be. I'm not sayingAngelina Jolie running around in tight clothes and carrying a gun isn't enough entrainment for me, but, for some, it will be. I'm not saying that's a good quality for them; I'm just saying I think there's a method to the madness of this preposterous thing. Full Review »
  3. Aug 9, 2012
    10
    I love Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Now that's what a good video game movie is all about. I know critics are still feeling the hatred of videoI love Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Now that's what a good video game movie is all about. I know critics are still feeling the hatred of video game movies affecting Hollywood. Take a look at Tomb Raider: a good, successful, film franchise that's still holding on after all these years and now a reboot is in the works. Although the sequel look a little decent, but I gotta give it up to Ms. Angelina Jolie. She is a phenomenal action star in her own right, marries with Brad Pitt, and of course, she still has the look of a role model. Playing Lara Croft in the movie is just too easy for me to say, but she definitely nailed it. I played all of the Tomb Raider video games, and the original game on PS1 may sorta a lot different than the movie. I really don't trust movie critics and I don't even care what those metascores might say, but can't they get a good and positive reaction, already. Full Review »