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The Adventures of Tintin Reviews

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Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
December 24, 2011
...as he has for over twenty films with the director, John Williams provides a brilliant score that captures the on screen story beautifully.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sean O'Connell
Filmcritic.com
December 24, 2011
Spielberg's first attempt at animation is stunning
| Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 24, 2011
While the motion-capture process still isn't as pleasing to the eye as either old-school Disney or new-school Pixar, its employment in The Adventures of Tintin still qualifies as leaps and bounds ahead of its use in the unwieldy antecedents in this field.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 24, 2011
Maybe the very young or those familiar with the source material will enjoy it more. Personally I was left completely unaffected by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
December 23, 2011
The virtual world allows Spielberg to devise shots that never seem to end, tracking down impromptu zip lines as if the camera had wings. It's a gimmick, to be sure, but a glorious one.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
December 23, 2011
The Adventures of Tintin is a spectacle and a half, sure, but it's not nearly as thrilling to this reviewer as were the few, precious Tintin comics of his youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
December 23, 2011
...a worthy experiment that might enchant younger viewers but could bore older ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
December 23, 2011
Spielberg's first animated film ever is constantly surprising for many reasons, the lack of familiarity a key one. Close behind is his conquering chronic issues of mo-cap animation, in regard to how real in appearance humans as cartoons should be.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 23, 2011
It's exhausting and at least 10 minutes too long ... But Spielberg is able to keep you hooked with his intricately constructed chase scenes, which mesh well with the boyish aplomb of its eager young hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
December 22, 2011
This is the Spielberg of 1941 and Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom, planning action scenes that will leave many feeling like they've been hit over the head.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 22, 2011
Spielberg's use of 3-D, while never revelatory, is sufficiently concerned with giving us spectacle for our dollars that it at least manages to be distractingly big to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 22, 2011
The action grows wearisome as it grinds on, and the film becomes a succession of dazzling set pieces devoid of simple feelings.
Leonard Maltin
leonardmaltin.com
December 22, 2011
Being completely unfamiliar with Hergé's popular illustrated stories, I came to this movie as a blank slate, with no expectations. After an imaginative opening title sequence... I was enveloped in the spirit of a rousing, old-fashioned adventure yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.1/2
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
December 22, 2011
A satisfactory but slightly poky romp, saved by marvelous, expressive animation that generates a crisp, colorful feel for the world Belgian artist Herge created so very long ago.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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John Anderson
Newsday
December 22, 2011
A frenetic bonbon with an empty center, and a movie made without any perceivable audience outside of filmmakers besotted by their own innovative processes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 22, 2011
While the live performers are credited and their real voices heard, there is none of the degrading with-it wisecracking so puzzingly popular nowadays.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 22, 2011
"Tintin" has a wholesome, old-fashioned feel that will entice and entertain children as well as adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
December 22, 2011
Seeing new moviemaking technology in the hands of a filmmaker who truly understands the language of cinema is an event that any lifelong cinephile will want to experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 22, 2011
Rather than finding all this exhilarating, I found it exhausting and finally a little tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
December 22, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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