Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003, USA/GBR/NED/GER/JAP) C-110m. SCOPE ** D: Jan de Bont. Starring Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Barrie, Noah Taylor, Djimon Hounsou, Til Schweiger, Simon Yam. Second big-screen adaptation of the successful computer game pits title heroine Jolie against a crime syndicate that is after Pandora's Box in order to use it as a biological weapon. Rather silly action yarn, kept alive by some bombasitc set-pieces, but anyone aged older than 12 will be offended by the story. Good score by Alan Silvestri.

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