Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In a summer where the special effects in movies have grown steadily more repetitive and dreary, "LCTR:TCOL" uses imagination and exciting locations to give the movie the same kind of pulp adventure feeling we get from the Indiana Jones movies.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A surprise and a not-so-guilty pleasure.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Somewhat fleeter and more engaging than its predecessor.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Enough goodwill has been built up in the early sections that most viewers will not take offense when the movie abandons its plot and characters.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Croft is one humorless butt-kicker. Excavations in exotic lands have rarely looked so much like items on a to-do list.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A creditable genre entry, the rare action movie with a discernible story, an assured pace and a charismatic central character. It falls apart in the end.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Even sex can't save a film that produces instant narcolepsy.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Even though the special effects and action sequences are good, the monsters conjured up are rather humdrum.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Competent in the extreme, the talented Jolie would make a great Jane Bond. But mired in this joyless orgy of preposterousness, her biggest challenge is simply keeping a straight face.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Cradle of lifelessness.
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43 out of 100
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