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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Angelina Jolie
Jon Voight
Iain Glen
Noah Taylor
Daniel Craig
Chris Barrie
Ian Glen
Directors
Simon West
Screenwriters
Patrick Massett
John Zinman
Running Time
96 minutes

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Jolie acquits herself with breath-taking athleticism and steely grace.


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Plot
Intrepid archaeologist Lara Croft discovers a mythical clock, bequeathed to her by her father, which, when reunited with the broken and scattered pieces of a magical artefact, has the power to control time. Croft ventures to Cambodia with guns blazing.


Verdict
Not disastrous, but somewhat disappointing nonetheless. Jolie gives it her all in the title role, but this is proof positive that you can’t breathe new life into the Indiana Jones formula with state-of-the-art FX and big action sequences, unless you also have a coherent screenplay and a cast of characters that the audience cares about.


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