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Tomb Raider (12A)

Action, Adventure

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

The critical consensus

Vikander is striking enough as Lara Croft to make the role her own, to banish memories of Angelina Jolie (and perhaps to justify further instalments) but the film itself is strictly by the numbers.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 14/03/2018

Surprise: thinking about it does not make it any less good. Vulnerable Lara is a real hero.

*****Elena Lazic, Little White Lies, 14/03/2018

The rebooted action heroine channels the spirit of Indiana Jones – and creepy daddy issues – in a dull, derivative romp.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 14/03/2018

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

***(*)(*)Jamie Graham, Total Film, 14/03/2018

Liberally ransacking the plots and set-pieces of various Indiana Jones movies along the way, Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) has no sense of how to make this distinctive, running through generic action scene after generic action scene and sabotaging Vikander’s determination to take the role seriously by making the world around her either too corny or too bland.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 15/03/2018

Tomb Raider comes alive when the pressure is on and the odds of success feel impossible. But for all its effort and efficiency, it still feels soulless and more than a little old-fashioned.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 16/03/2018

Alicia Vikander makes an ace Lara Croft in this persuasively scrappy reboot.

***(*)(*)Kevin Harley, The List, 14/03/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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