• The key to becoming invested in the film – despite its overall familiarity and lack of any genuine surprise or originality – is Vikander’s natural performance, and her commitment to the physical requirements of the role. She’s the reason Tomb Raider isn’t a complete waste of time.

  • Shalini Langer
    Shalini Langer
    Indian Express


    Rarely has an actress gone through more physical battering, even if to establish herself as an action figure. It’s hard not to feel for that very sensitive face and that delicately lean frame, which though — surprise, surprise — emerges none the worse for wear.

  • Rohan Naahar
    Rohan Naahar
    Hindustan Times


    It’s too comfortable supplying the bare-minimum to an audience it knows wants nothing more than that. And perhaps that’s fine. But that being said, it could so easily have been so much worse. Video game movies still have a long way to go, unfortunately. Tomb Raider is hardly the Wonder Woman it should have been, but there’s hope yet.

  • Speaking of that epic treasure-hunting franchise, while the developers have clearly borrowed some of Nathan Drake’s moves, they’ve created more than an “Uncharted” clone. The tone is darker, and the levels are less linear. This is not just “Uncharted” or “Assassin’s Creed” with Lara Croft, it’s “Tomb Raider” for a new era.

  • Neil Soans
    Neil Soans
    Times Of India


    ‘Tomb Raider’ does enough to reignite the franchise onscreen by giving its protagonist a timely and relevant overhaul to confidently launch Alicia Vikander as this generation’s Lara Croft.

  • Goggins is the only bright spark here, channeling a little bit of Vaas from Far Cry, but his villain is too stereotypically written to care much. The search for the genuinely good video game adaptation continues, and you’re better off playing the Tomb Raider game at home rather than expecting something decent from this film.

  • Despite making big bucks, Angelina Jolie’s two-film series are far from being counted among the memorable action films of Hollywood. The emphasis back then was on the fights, which Jolie immortalised as Lara Croft. Vikander brings in a youthful, millennial vibe to the character and the focus sharply – and still – remains on the action sequences, which is tactfully executed, no doubt. But this was a second chance for the film to go beyond and set things right in other departments, but it ends up being a cinematic manifestation of the proverbial saying – old habits, die hard.