Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

Lara Croft (The Danish Girl's Alicia Vikander) travels to a mythical island to uncover the mystery behind her father's disappearance. Yes, based on the video game series of the same name, which has sold over 58 million copies to date.

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer (Dominic West, TV's The Wire) who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. Suddenly, the stakes couldn't be higher for Lara, who, against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit, must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.

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Tomb Raider / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

At some point, Hollywood is going to realise they will never make a successful video game adaptation. This new Tomb Raider might not be the final nail in the coffin, but it definitely won’t zap any new life into the genre.

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Total Film

Total Film

Vikander packs a punch but this Tomb Raider is a long way off the Holy Grail of the first three Indy movies.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

More than the sets or spectacle, Vikander pulls you into her picture, as if we’ve signed up for a special edition of the game where Lara Croft has only one life to spare, one go to get it right.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Ms. Vikander certainly looks the role, with flowing hair and a washboard stomach you could play the blues on. She runs, jumps and leaps into this yawning void with grim determination.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Throughout Vikander maintains a kind of serene evenness of manner. Blandness is Lara’s theme.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

If the entire exotic adventure genre is built on an irresponsibility that no longer passes muster, why bother with a new Tomb Raider at all?

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

There are worse ways to spend two hours.

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Newsroom

Newsroom

Underneath the spit and polish of the regeneration, there's a nagging feeling that what passes in Tomb Raider is all too familiar...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...while it never becomes eye-rollingly awful, it rarely attains a level much higher than mildly interesting.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It’s a different kind of Tomb Raider, certainly. But for an adventure film, it’s disconcertingly dull.

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