Lara Croft: Tomb Raider parents guide

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Lara Croft comes from the video game world to the big screen, with guns blazing.

Overall C-

Even if you don't purchase videogames, chances are you'll recognize Lara Croft.

Release date June 15, 2001

Violence D+
Sexual Content C-
Profanity B
Substance Use B-

Why is Lara Croft: Tomb Raider rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Lara Croft: Tomb Raider PG-13 for action violence and some sensuality

Run Time: 100 minutes

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Lara Croft: Tomb Raider rated PG-13? Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for action violence and some sensuality

Overall: C-
This slick production boasts gorgeous sets and real world locations providing a feast for the eyes along with an interesting story premise. Unfortunately its heroine, like the videogame character upon which she’s based, is always packing pistols and a litany of other weapons which are used repeatedly throughout the movie without regard for consequences.

Violence: D+
Menacing robotic monster attacks woman on several occasions, woman pulls out guns and shoots at it. Robot crushed under stone pillar. Robot with saws and other cutting instruments attempts to attack woman’s neck. Woman has nightmare, suddenly awakens and pulls out a knife. Woman knocks out a wall. Depictions of dangerous driving on a motorcycle. Men break into home to attack woman, beginning an extended sequence where many shots are fired, people fall to floor, others crushed against stone walls, and woman engages in hand-to-hand combat with many of these men. Woman uses power tool to shoot man. Man sets off bomb in house. Woman driving motorcycle shoots a man. Woman uses gun to hit man. Woman drives motorcycle into man. Man steals object. Woman falls into pit. Men shoot at woman. Statues come to life, men and woman shoot at them causing them to crumble. Woman chased by large statue-like beast. Woman fires two semi-automatic pistols at beast. Woman begins shooting pistols at another large multi-armed statue/beast with swords. Woman uses stone pillar to kill stone beast. Lizard-like creature chases woman. Man crushed by machine. Two men knocked into water. Man knifed in throat. Woman accidentally cuts herself on knife blade—blood seen. Man shot in head—no blood. Woman and man hold guns to each other. Woman and man fight brutal hand-to-hand battle, the man is killed. Guns presented on a silver platter.

Sexual Content: C-
Glimpses of woman in shower, back and shoulders exposed with fuller body shots obscured through glass and curtains. Woman walks out of shower wearing only a towel, drops towel in front of man—we see her upper back and the sides of her breasts. In a later unrelated scene a man exits shower and is seen naked except for his genitals which are covered from our view by an obstacle, woman walks into room and makes comment alluding to him being sexually aroused by her presence.

Language: B
At least: 3 moderate profanities, 3 mild profanities, 3 terms of Deity used as profanities or exclamations.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B-
Man seen with bottle that looks like wine or other alcoholic beverage. Man offers drink of Port, and drinks some himself. Man smokes cigar, some background people smoke.

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language
Alberta PG Not Suitable for Younger Children
Manitoba Not Rated Frightening Scenes, Violence
Ontario Not Rated Violence
Quebec G Not Advisable for Children
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"

Cast and Crew

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is directed by and stars Angelina Jolie,Jon Voight.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie is July 15, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Lara Croft Tomb Rader / Lara Croft Cradle of Life

Release Date: 15 July 2014

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft: Cradle of Life release to home video as a Double Feature (Blu-ray).

DVD Notes: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Release Date: 13 November 2001

  • Production company: Paramount Pictures
  • Package type: Keep case
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English & French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround).
  • Available subtitles: English. DVD Extras:
    • Deleted scenes
    • Cast & crew interviews (Digging Into Tomb Raider)
    • Commentary by director Simon West
    • Angelina Jolie’s physical training (Crafting Lara Croft)
    • Stunts and Visual Effects of Tomb Raider
    • The Tomb Raider videogame phenomenon (Are You Game?)
    • Music video - U2’s Elevation (Tomb Raider mix)
    • Tomb Raider timeline
    • Game demo (Tomb Raider Chronicles)
    • Website archive

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