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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) would rather enjoy life as a recreational tomb raider instead of answering the call to serve her country and the world. But alas, all play and no work can make for a dull existence, and even the hardened heroine canÕt refuse the call to stop a maniacal mastermind. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 117
Theater Release: 24 Jul 2003
Video Release: 17 Nov 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Lately many movies are featuring heroes who are criminals — in this case Lara Croft relies on the help of a friend whom she has to release from jail. How do you feel about this recurring trend?

Many of the characters in this film are motivated by money and personal gain, yet Lara is portrayed as having ethics. What are some things Lara won’t sell out for? What values do you hold above money?

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