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The Adventures of Tintin Synopsis
Young reporter Tintin acquires a model ship that contains a clue about a hidden treasure.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Very creative, go go go adventure, stylish

By patriciakapp
My kids & husband really appreciated it. It was a little nutty for me, but I am too practical - if you suspend reality, you will enjoy it. It is very safe for kids (no blood, but lots of...


By rashadxll
I don't know how a lot of my friend have not even hear of TINTIN before. I used to watch the show all the time when I was younger. (21) I thought Steven Spielberg did a good job creating the...

What took them sooo long??!! GO-IT'S GREAT IN 3D/IMAX

By midwicket
Having been a Tintin fan since the late 1960's, I wasn't sure what to expect with "The Adventures of Tintin". But Steven Speilberg has done it again! For those who are familiar with Herge's series...

Non-stop Action!

By verminous
Young and old alike will love this rip roaring tale of adventure and discovery! You don't have to be a fan of the Herve' comics or the cartoons, this movie stands alone and is a great jumping on...

The Adventures of Tintin

By erok741
This movie was 'Tintastic'! Great for children and adults alike the animation was detailed and realistic. The story was smart but not too complicated as Tintin, ageless intrepid European journalist...

Thrill A Minute Excitement, Totally Amazing Animation.

By Alon Patterson
A new Film Series is born. This one sets the stage for what certainly will be a LONG run for Tin Tin. What's even better is this film is old school meets new school movie-making magic, with all the...

Two teen video hounds rate this high

By tikk
Good animation with interesting story that drew us in and kept us interested. Liked this better than Pirates of the Caribbean. Tintin is a young adult investigative reporter whose travels to find...

Taking Movies to A Whole New Form: Virtual Actors are Here and Great!

By BrianRoss
Most of these fall apart like Polar Express because the filmmakers are so hung up on the technology that the film falls flat. Not so with master adventure storyteller Stephen Spielberg. This film...

Creatively amazing and visually stunning

By HoodCritic1
I'm not sure if Spielberg was channeling "Indiana Jones" when he made this and I don't really care. This was a fun ride. I really didn't pay this movie any mind but since it was drawing so much...

The Adventures of Tintin

By TCranmer
As a child, I loved the stories about the adventures of Tintin. While Spielberg did not follow the story line in the books closely, he did capture the same excitement I conjured up in my mind many...

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Rated PG | For Adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
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