Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is a 2001 action adventure film based on the Tomb Raider video game series featuring the character Lara Croft, portrayed by Angelina Jolie. An international co-production between the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, it was directed by Simon West and revolves around Lara Croft trying to obtain ancient artifacts in competition with the Illuminati.

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySimon West
Screenplay by
Adaptation by
  • Simon West
Story by
Based onTomb Raider
by Core Design
Produced by
CinematographyPeter Menzies Jr.
Edited by
Music byGraeme Revell
Distributed by
Release dates
  • June 15, 2001 (2001-06-15) (United States)
  • June 28, 2001 (2001-06-28) (Germany)
  • July 6, 2001 (2001-07-06) (United Kingdom)
  • October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06) (Japan)
Running time
100 minutes[1]
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States[2][1]
Budget$115 million[3]
Box office$274.7 million[3]

The film was released on June 15, 2001, and received generally negative reviews from critics, although Jolie was praised for her performance. The film grossed $274.7 million worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing video game adaptations. A sequel, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, was released in 2003.

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