The Adventures of Tintin (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)



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

Movie Info

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 Sitemore
Rating: PG (for adventure action violence, some drunkeness and brief smoking)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Hergé, Steven Moffat, Joe Cornish, Edgar Wright
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 13, 2012
Box Office: $77.6M
Paramount - Official Site


Jamie Bell
as Tintin
Andy Serkis
as Captain Haddock/Sir ...
Daniel Craig
as Rackham/Sakharine
Nick Frost
as Thomson
Simon Pegg
as Thompson
Daniel Mays
as Allan/Pirate Flunky ...
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 Medi...
Ron Bottitta
as Sailor/Lookout
Mark Ivanir
as Afgar Outpost Soldie...
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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News & Interviews for The Adventures of Tintin

Critic Reviews for The Adventures of Tintin

All Critics (205) | Top Critics (44)

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.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

It's delirious stuff, often laugh-out-loud funny.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Top Critic

When everything is possible, nothing is amazing.

Full Review… | May 12, 2015
The Improper Bostonian

Visually triumphant and chock-full of classic Spielberg-isms -- both good and bad.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013

Spielberg has made his first foray into computer-generated 3D animation. He proves a natural with the form, his (virtual) camerawork dizzying but fluid, and never confusing.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
National Post

The movie is fun and colorful, but it doesn't have that creative explosion needed to bring Tintin to life.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Fresno Bee

Audience Reviews for The Adventures of Tintin

It is a delight to see Spielberg play with the possibilities of the 3D animation - impossible camera movements, fabulous scene transitions and also an amazing long take - in this dazzling semi-noir adventure that invests more in the action than in its characters but is still a lot of fun.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

I don't think I've ever seen a movie that challenged my eye and my brain to keep up with the action going on the screen. Enjoyable enough for adults, and I'm sure it's a good time for ages 10 and under. Just a bit... much ... for me.

Good movie though. Kinda wish I had seen it in all of its 3D glory in theaters.

Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer

Let me start out by saying: I am only marginally familiar with the comic books, so I had no expectations from that side. I am sure there are many nods to the source material here in the film I may not have noticed, but you can tell that there was a lot of detail and love put into this movie. Much more than the trailers made you hope for. Which leads us to the technical aspects: The graphics are gorgeous. Landscapes, textures, faces, eyes never looked better. Yes, you're still watching an animated film and you're aware of it most of the time, but the characters' expressions are real enough to make you care for them. Especially Captain Haddock is both fantastic looking, fun and lovable. While the story starts out slowly and rather humble, things get more adventurous by the minute. There are several scenes where you expect John Williams to burst into the Raider's march and it would fit so well. So it's true, this film does many things right that Indiana Jones 4 did not: it feels like a wonderfully old-fashioned adventure film with great action sequences, exotic locations, treasure hunts and has its heart at the right spot. Especially the escape from the sultan's palace is one of the most spectacular and fun action sequences of recent years. Here Spielberg makes perfect use of the technical possibilities of both a computer generated environment and 3D to create an uncut race that's absolutely mind-blowing. And while he's at it he also creates a breath taking sea battle the last two Pirates of the Caribbean films wished they had. Once the film's over, which happens way too fast, you can't wait to see more adventures of these characters. No one with a soft spot for adventure films should think they can afford to miss this.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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