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The Adventures of Tintin

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Steven Spielberg

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About the Movie

From Academy Award® winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson comes the epic adventures of Tintin. Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune, but also an ancient curse, Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy embark on an action-packed journey around the world that critics are calling "fun for the whole family" (ABC-TV CHICAGO).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 214
  • Fresh: 159
  • Rotten: 55
  • Average Rating: 7.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The Adventures of Tintin comes at you in a whoosh, like a volcano full of creative ideas in full eruption... It hits home for the kid in all of us who wants to bust out and run free. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Dec 22, 2011

Fresh: Motion capture, which transforms actors into cartoon characters in a vividly animated landscape, is the technique Spielberg has been waiting for - the Christmas gift ... that he's dreamed of since his movie childhood. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Dec 21, 2011

Fresh: It's delirious stuff, often laugh-out-loud funny. – Tom Charity,, Apr 12, 2013

Rotten: Herge's was an art of subtraction - of doing more with less - but that seems to have eluded Spielberg and Jackson. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Dec 21, 2011

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Customer Reviews

A wonderful, spirited family adventure!

After nearly four years away from the director's chair, Steven Spielberg has finally come home! "The Adventure of Tintin" is an action-packed, family-friendly adventure that never slows down.

The story follows young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell), who discovers a model ship that contains a clue to a centuries-old secret. Tinitn and his loyal dog Snowy are caught in the middle when the evil Sakharine (Daniel Craig) captures Tintin and takes him overseas to help him find an ancient treasure. While held prisoner, Tintin befriends Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), who may have a greater connection to Sakharine and the treasure than he realizes. In a battle of skill and wits; Tintin, Haddock and Snowy attempt to find the treasure before Sakharine does.

The motion capture is the best quality animation I've seen. It does a wonderful job capturing the beauty of the action sequences; especially towards the end where one scene is just a single continual shot. You'll be exhausted by the time that scene is over. There are many visual moments which really show that Spielberg has tons of creativity in him.

If I did have one major nitpick with this film, it would be the writing and most of the humor. I didn't find any of it to be terrible, but I was expecting a little bit better; given that they had Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead", "Hot Fuzz") and Joe Corinsh ("Attack The Block") writing the screenplay. But, after reading some of the original "Tintin" comics; I have to say, the writing and the humor in the film matched up well to the comics, so I can't really fault the movie for adapting it's original source material.

So as a whole, I had a most joyous time watching this. Yes, the writing wasn't the best, and the humor was a little weak, but that souldn't prevent you from seeing this. The whole look of the film is great, the action sequences are some of the best I've seen all year, and it really brought out the child in me. Thumbs Up!

"We can't turn back, not now!... Not now." - Jamie Bell as Tintin


i loved this movie! steven spielberg and peter jackson never dissappoint!


This movie was done in such a way, using motion capture, that made the characters come to life. The blend between the actors really acting it out, and turning it into an animation style film, brings the much loved cartoon/comic "Tintin" to a whole new level. Obviously with Steven Spielburg and Peter Jackson heading up this film, you know the quality is going to be amazing. Especially because they both are fans of Tintin as well! This is a great movie that can stand alone and still be good. At the same time, it will accentuate the cartoon/comic.

The Adventures of Tintin
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Released: 2011

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