Tomb Raider 3D (12A)

Click Here For More 3D Movies >>

Action (2018)
118mins UK/US

Starring: Hannah John-Kamen, Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominic West
Director: Roar Uthaug
Writer(s): Alastair Siddons, Geneva Robertson-Dworet
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Lara Croft is living in London, barely making the rent on the flat she shares with best friend Sophie by working as a motorcycle courier. She refuses to take the reins of her father's vast business empire despite encouragement from his trusted partner, Ana Miller. Haunted by the past, Lara resolves to unravel the mystery of her father's disappearance by travelling to his last known location: an island off the coast of Japan.

Seen that movie? Leave a comment / review here >>

LondonNet Film Review
Tomb Raider (12A)

Lara Croft, the underdressed heroine of the Tomb Raider video game franchise, is a survivor. More than 20 years after she somersaulted onto the original PlayStation and had teenage boys furiously pounding handheld controllers in their bedrooms, the pixelated British archaeologist continues to chokehold gender stereotypes on new games consoles. She has inspired comic books and defied the laws of physics in two lacklustre Hollywood adaptations, which shoe-horned Angelina Jolie - replete with plummy English accent - into Lara's iconic vest and shorts. Now it's the turn of Swedish Oscar winner Alicia Vikander to imbue the acrobatic globe-trotter with tortured melancholy in a big budget origin story, directed by Roar Uthaug...

Tomb Raider. Copyright: 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. Caption: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, directed by Roar Uthaug. Photo: Ilze Kitshoff. All Rights Reserved. Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons' script is reverse-engineered from a spectacular slam-bang finale, which permits Lara to delve into her bag of daredevil tricks: clambering, sprinting and somersaulting around a booby trap-laden temple as architecturally unsound floors and ceilings give way around her. The dramatic calm before this special-effects laden storm is a surprisingly pedestrian affair, punctuated by tension-sapping flashbacks as well as historical hokum and secret society shenanigans worthy of The Da Vinci Code. A pervading mood of deadly seriousness is enlivened by broad comic interludes involving Nick Frost and Jaime Winstone as bickering husband and wife pawnbrokers, whose store room of weapons suggests a bright future as armourers to Lara in the rich cinematic tradition of Q and James Bond.

Entrepreneur Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) leads a secret double life as a globe-trotting protector of hidden ancient artefacts. He vanishes during an expedition to the burial tomb of Japanese empress Himiko, who unleashed death upon her people with a single touch of her hand. Seven years pass and Lord Croft's daughter Lara (Vikander) refuses to sign papers declaring him dead or take up the reins of her father's business empire alongside trusted business partner, Ana Miller (Kristin Scott Thomas). Haunted by the past, Lara travels to Hong Kong to charter a boat captained by Lu Ren (Daniel Wu), whose father vanished with Lord Croft making the treacherous journey to an uninhabited island in the Devil's Sea. Lara subsequently clashes with sadistic archaeologist Mathias Vogel (Walton Goggins) and exposes an ancient militant organisation called Trinity, which seeks control of supernatural antiquities.

Tomb Raider is a lithe thrill ride that significantly improves on Jolie's lamentable tours of duty as Lara Croft. Vikander wrings out her reluctant heroine's inner turmoil in touching scenes that bookmark overblown set-pieces and slow-motion leaps across gasping chasms with only a pick axe blade to break her fall. Action sequences pilfer design elements from Jurassic Park and Wanted but are slickly executed. Uthaug's picture isn't game over for further escapades with Lara, not does it emphatically kick ass. It's more of a polite spanking.

- Jo Planter

Tomb Raider. Copyright: 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. Caption: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, directed by Roar Uthaug. Photo: Ilze Kitshoff. All Rights Reserved.

London Cinemas

From Friday 22nd March
To Thursday 28th March

Not showing at any
London cinemas this week.

« Back to Index

Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 15th March
To Thursday 21st March

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Armagh, Armagh Omniplex
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Banbridge, Banbridge Omniplex
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Cineworld Bedford
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Kennedy Centre Belfast Omniplex
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Bridgwater, Scott Cinemas
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Carlow, Carlow Omniplex
- Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Omniplex
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Catterick Garrison, Empire Catterick Garrison
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham The Screening Rooms
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Derby, Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Didcot, Cineworld Didcot
- Dover, Cineworld Dover
- Downpatrick, Downpatrick Omniplex
- Dublin, Balbriggan Omniplex
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Grinstead, Scott Cinemas
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Ely, Cineworld Ely
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exmouth, Savoy
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Harvey Centre
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Queensgate
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Haverhill, Cineworld Haverhill
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Hinckley, Cineworld Hinckley
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Killyconigan, Monaghan Omniplex
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Londonderry, Derry Omniplex
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Louth, Playhouse
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Malton, Ryedale Palace
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Newton Abbot, Alexandra Cinema
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Curzon Oxford
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Roscommon, C & L Plex
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Ruislip, Cineworld South Ruislip
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Cineworld Southampton
- Southampton, Showcase Southampton Cinema De Lux
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- St. Neots, Cineworld St Neots
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Sutton Coldfield, Empire Sutton Coldfield
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Uckfield, Picturehouse Uckfield
- Uttoxeter, Cinebowl, Uttoxeter
- Wadebridge, The Regal
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Walthamstow, Empire Walthamstow
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Waterford, Waterford Omniplex
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Weston-Super-Mare, Cineworld Weston-Super-Mare
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Witney, Cineworld Witney
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
From Friday 22nd March
To Thursday 28th March

Not showing at any
UK cinemas this week.

« Back to Index