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.
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as Captain Haddock/Sir Francis Haddock
as Allan/Pirate Flunky #1
as Tom/Pirate Flunky #2
as Ben Salaad
as Nestor/Mr. Crabtree
as Lieutenant Delcourt
as Mrs. Finch
as Co-Pilot/French Medic
as Afgar Outpost Soldier/Secretary
as Market Artist
as Pedro/1st Mate
as Bianca Castafiore
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Critic Reviews for The Adventures of Tintin
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.
The action grows wearisome as it grinds on, and the film becomes a succession of dazzling set pieces devoid of simple feelings.
A frenetic bonbon with an empty center, and a movie made without any perceivable audience outside of filmmakers besotted by their own innovative processes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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