Tomb Raider

 (8,373)6.31 h 57 min2018X-RayPG-13
HD. Video-game adventuress Lara Croft returns for the ultimate adventure in this explosive 2018 reboot starring Alicia Vikander.
Directors
Roar Uthaug
Starring
Alicia VikanderDominic WestWalton Goggins
Genres
AdventureAction
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English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Daniel Wu
Producers
Graham KingTim HeadingtonDrew CrevelloCassidy LangePatrick McCormickDenis O'Sullivan
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MGM
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Foul languageviolence
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4.3 out of 5 stars

8373 global ratings

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Tony R.Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
An Entertaining Movie Worth a Rental
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This is one movie that surprised me as I know it didn't do well at the box office and came and went rather quickly at theaters. From my point of view, it's actually entertaining and Alicia Vikander does a very credible job in the lead role. It had been years since I watched Angelina Jolie's performance and did so after viewing this version. Vikander clearly wins the action sequences hands down as there's little doubt she trained hard to do as many of her own stunts as possible. Jolie's approach was to do very few of them, if any. Both movies involve Lara Croft following clues that she hopes will lead to her father while encountering various obstacles and a villain determined to stop her. Whereas Jolie's Croft character was an established Tomb Raider and she could always quickly solve every puzzle she encountered, Vikander's Croft is just beginning this career. It's this stage setting in the beginning of the movie that keeps it a bit slow. This is more of an origins movie like many of the superhero movies these days-how Lara Croft became Tomb Raider. She has no superpowers unless you count sheer determination as one. However, the action sequences in this Tomb Raider feel more real and Vikander's acting makes it a bit more believable in her becoming this action hero. Clearly, the movie arrives as a set-up to further adventures although the lack of sufficient box office might prevent that, this Tomb Raider will still entertain you if you stay with it. I recommend it for Vikander's performance.
63 people found this helpful
AaronReviewed in the United States on June 18, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
A watered down version of the 2013 video game.
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Overall it was worth watching. Casting was on point, except Alicia Vikander as Lara. Her acting wasn't bad by any means, and she certainly was believable in her athleticism, she just didn't feel like Lara Croft. This may be from bad writing though, making Lara go from a woman who is in over her head to complete badass warrior in less than 30 minutes. The plot is taken from the 2013 video game, and then they wrote out all parts that made the game interesting. It's missing key characters that made the game so great, as well. This is yet another example of Hollywood taking a great game, trying to write a film for what they perceive as the "average" movie goer, and completely missing the mark.
66 people found this helpful
Kristen CuretteReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loving the new Lara Croft!
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It's not fair to compare this movie to Angelina Jolie version. The two are totally different, and the new one is pretty refreshing. It shows a strong female, kicking butt in real life adventurous situations & wearing REAL clothes. This movie shows a whole other side of Lara Croft and I personally love it. Alicia Vikander makes an excellent Lara Croft & I look forward to seeing her in more movies.
25 people found this helpful
Antique GirlReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Better A Rental Than A Buy
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The pacing was a little slow at times and some things didn't make a lot of sense like how the main character has as much money as God but is living penniless throughout much of the picture. Then she is beyond smart. I wasn't getting this that she could require an education by delivering takeout on a bike. Still, the one thing that I like that surprised me a great deal was the main character didn't live a charmed existence and didn't win the first time she tried something. I almost fell over witnessing this. The people in charge of Star Wars should be studying this film because everything that has been done wrong with their protagonist could have been fixed by watching this movie.
16 people found this helpful
CNMReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
So boring that I couldn't finish it.
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As a long time die hard Tomb Raider Fan (like from back in the 90s when the original Tomb Raider was released), I was excited to see this movie. I wasn't a fan of the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies but Angelina Jolie did nail the character of Lara Croft. Unfortunately, Vikander does not. This movie was based of the amazing 2013 Tomb Raider reboot game but it brings none of the excitement that the game had.

Vikander lacks Lara's charm, charisma, intelligence, and style. She starts the movie as a poor bike courier although she could have a billion dollar company fortune at her disposal because she won't sign papers stating that her father is dead. Then she pawns a pendant given to her by her father for practically nothing. After she arrives on the island of Yamatai, she's taken captive and stands there staring blankly at her captors. I know she's supposed to be young but anyone who knows the true Lara Croft knows that Lara would have had a plan, Vikander just doesn't seem to be able to plan or execute anything.

Ultimately, I couldn't finish the movie due to boredom and the fact that I didn't feel like I was watching a Tomb Raider movie at all.
12 people found this helpful
_tenbatsuReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not good at all.
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I'm a very big fan of the games. And Lara Croft in general. Although I dont agree they casted the right woman to play Lara, it lacked a lot of excitement. Some of the scenes were bad acting. I can say the musical score to the movie was spot on. I wouldn't compare it to the other Tomb Raider movies. More so the game. And it didnt even touch that. To put it bluntly, if this was for free to watch, I would pass.
16 people found this helpful
albionphotoReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Modern Tomb Raider Games ported to the movie theater - Great action movie.
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The Angeline Tomb Raider films were made in 2001 and 2003. The first was great and the second so-so. The movie series has been given a reboot with Alicia Vikander as the eponymous heroine.
I did not play the original Lara Croft games but have enjoyed the recent ones with the new look Lara. This film takes a lot of cues from the modern Tomb Raider games. The action sequences draw heavily from the modern games. I particularly liked the crashed plane sequence. It feels like a direct port from the games in some places. The plot is decent and the principal actors do a very good job with the material they are given. The preformances of Alicia Vikander and Walter Goggins are exceptional. Goggins carries off the intensity of the main villain very well.
Fans of the original Lara will prefer the Angeline Jolie version. Fans of the modern game will find this familiar and enjoyable.
14 people found this helpful
J AnthonyReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Okay Okay - It worked, Descent Prequel
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I liked this prequel and it stood on it's own. Never felt I was comparing it to the Angelie Jolie movies as, after all, this is the prequel. Lead actor, she was good and developed into the character and by the end, you could see how she becomes Angelie; so it worked. Story line was good as were affects and cast.
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