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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Such are the timeless joys of the books (and now the movie), this sparkling absurdity and knack for buckling swash under the worst of circumstances.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The movie comes at you in a whoosh, like a volcano of creative ideas in full eruption.
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The Hollywood Reporter

A visually dazzling adaptation of the legendary – at least outside the US – comic book series by Belgian artist Herge.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
And if there's a problem with Tintin, it's that it's too big and booming.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Everything in The Adventures of Tintin is meticulous - this is a Steven Spielberg movie, after all.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Quite simply, The Adventures of Tintin is a model of modern movie craftsmanship. It's also, I'm afraid, rather dull.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The film is spectacularly constructed, from intimate closeups to dizzying chase scenes. But as is often the case with this format, the motion-capture animation feels weirdly lifeless.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The motion-capture animation is spectacular..Yet the action grows wearisome as it grinds on, and the film becomes a succession of dazzling set pieces devoid of simple feelings.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The much-publicized collaboration between producer Peter Jackson and Spielberg sets high expectations. But while the technical artistry is there, the film lacks a sense of magic, intrigue and mystery.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Even a filmmaker as dazzling as Steven Spielberg has to create characters who lure us into their point of view, and the trouble with Tintin is that we're always on the outside, looking in. What all that motion can't capture is our hearts.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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