The Adventures of Tintin

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Drawing deep from the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark playbook, Steven Spielberg has crafted another spirited, thrilling adventure in the form of Tintin.



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Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present a 3D Motion Capture Film The Adventures of Tintin directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham. -- (C) Official Site


Jamie Bell
as Tintin
Andy Serkis
as Captain Haddock/Sir Francis Haddock
Daniel Craig
as Rackham/Sakharine
Nick Frost
as Thomson
Simon Pegg
as Thompson
Daniel Mays
as Allan/Pirate Flunky #1
MacKenzie Crook
as Tom/Pirate Flunky #2
Gad Elmaleh
as Ben Salaad
Joe Starr
as Barnaby
Enn Reitel
as Nestor/Mr. Crabtree
Tony Curran
as Lieutenant Delcourt
Sonje Fortag
as Mrs. Finch
Phillip Rhys
as Co-Pilot/French Medic
Ron Bottitta
as Sailor/Lookout
Mark Ivanir
as Afgar Outpost Soldier/Secretary
Nathan Meister
as Market Artist
Sebastian Roche
as Pedro/1st Mate
Kim Stengel
as Bianca Castafiore
Sana Etoile
as Press Reporter
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All Critics (225) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (165) | Rotten (60)

  • [The] Adventures of Tintin is what you'd expect: a competent Hollywood stunt-fest.

    Aug 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • There are so many variables moving so fast that it's a wonder Spielberg didn't have someone onboard from Princeton's department of Higher Math to help keep track. But his crack team here is enough.

    Apr 12, 2013
  • It's delirious stuff, often laugh-out-loud funny.

    Apr 12, 2013 | Full Review…

    Tom Charity
    Top Critic
  • The action grows wearisome as it grinds on, and the film becomes a succession of dazzling set pieces devoid of simple feelings.

    Dec 22, 2011 | Full Review…
  • A frenetic bonbon with an empty center, and a movie made without any perceivable audience outside of filmmakers besotted by their own innovative processes.

    Dec 22, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    John Anderson

    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Dec 22, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Adventures of Tintin

  • Aug 18, 2019
    Big and noisy (like a kid's bedroom on a Friday night right about bedtime!) one might easily come to the conclusion that perhaps it's too big, and too noisy. The children though would disagree, and they're probably going to be right insofar as this call goes. The words 'rambunctious' and 'rollicking' come to mind.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2014
    Somany great things have been written down for this Movie, that are only few left for me. It is adventures, it is funny and a great journey with Tin Tin and his clever dog Struppi! ....and the captain with his rum. It was just somuch FUN to watch this Movie.
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2014
    <i>The Adventures of Tintin</i> is the most impressively looking animation feature I have seen since <i>Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence</i> (2004), which from a technical point of view, it's an honor. Spielberg mixes several elements: - His trademarks, consisting in PG-rated humor, a John Williams score, the soul of a child in fantastical settings and an unquenchable thirst for transnational adventures in an Indiana Jones tradition. - His influences from both comic series (Hergé) to adventure films (<i>The Castle of Cagliostro</i> [1979], which Spielberg has claimed to be one of the greatest adventure movies of all time). We are very thankful that this modern reimagining was never adapted in a live-action fashion. On the contrary, it tried to adopt the story to the demands of the 21st Century with a visual spectacle and a high attention to detail and physics. Of course I personally prefer the original sources of Tintin entertainment, but it is always fair to evaluate all readaptations as standalone project, and this one delivers some goods. Be it as it may, a new level of animation seems to be reached each new decade, since <i>Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within</i> (2001). Ten years later, a new attempt has been done to cross visual boundaries and achieve new levels of realism. On top of that, this decent intrepid adventure features one of the most creative action sequences represented in a film, a stunt that Peter Jackson would try to replicate in <i>The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug</i> (2013), but certainly not as mindblowing. I do want to dedicate a few sentences to this sequence, actually, because its technical marvel relies on the fact that, for such sequence to be possible, an entire town had to be created, each movement previously timed, and all angles and distances previously calculated within the action for everything to fit into place AND to never lose the pace of an action sequence. That is the creativity required for videogame designers, considering the technology of today. Props to the creators, therefore, because the world created was convincing. 68/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2013
    Even with the threat of occasional pickpocketing in the area, Tintin(Jamie Bell) still takes the time to enjoy himself in the city square with his dog, Snowy. While there, he purchases a particularly impressive looking ship model which almost instantly gets two competing offers which he turns down. But then in quick succession, the model is broken and then stolen. Tintin dicovers a clue that leads him to Sakharine(Daniel Craig) who had previously made one of the offers which is strange considering he already has a complete model of the ship in his possession. A dying man on Tintin's doorstep sends his investigation in a completely different direction, albeit involuntarily, as Tintin rues the fact that MacGyver will not air on television for another fifty years... On the one hand, "The Adventures of Tintin" can be a lot of fun at times. On the other hand, Steven Spielberg forgets the first two rules of basic filmmaking - never let the best part of the movie be the opening credits and never let a dog upstage his human co-stars. In point of fact, Tintin is also upstaged by Captain Haddock(Andy Serkis), along with the Thom(p)son Twins(Simon Pegg & Nick Frost) who also have an unnecessary scene to themselves.(Wait, so that's where that band got their name!) Since I am unfamiliar with the source material, I don't know if Tintin being a bland hero is par for the course, but he is very intelligent and a crack shot, so perhaps not. Maybe it's all in the service of Spielberg recreating another past world in attempting a return to his glory days, but this just seems like his rote version of his greatest hits, including his affinity for propellers. In any case, I am amazed at how far motion capture technology has come which can also never be a substitution for the real thing.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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