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The Adventures of Tintin Reviews

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
It isn't that The Adventures of Tintin is bad, but outside of the visuals, this film breaks no new ground for Spielberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tom Clift
December 22, 2011
Spielberg's first animated film is hampered by a fan-pandering script, and is dragged down by a boring hero who would have been better served remaining on the page.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
October 29, 2011
It's an unusual way to bring a childhood thing to life, to make a movie that contains no life.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 21, 2011
This is probably the ugliest movie Spielberg's ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 20, 2011
...the sort of throwback entertainment that made Raiders of the Lost Ark a groundbreaking blockbuster.. All that's missing is the spark, humor, romance, and the essential humanity that made Indy into an immortal screen hero.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
December 18, 2011
After all the expectation, this Tintin feels strangely flat and lifeless. A War Horse it is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Alonso Duralde
December 20, 2011
If you were expecting a bracing, thrilling Raiders of the Lost Ark, what we get here is more like a muddled, busy Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2011
I fear Spielberg and Jackson hitched their wagon to the wrong technological star here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
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
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
October 16, 2011
Famously, Hergé said that Spielberg was the only director capable of successfully bringing his creation to the big screen. That probably remains true. But this film hasn't done it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
December 2, 2011
Steven Spielberg ditches the anchor which is George Lucas and teams up with Peter Jackson and his WETA funhouse for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, a magnificently made action adventure filled with spirit but lacking soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
January 13, 2012
What begins as a bracing adventure yarn for kids of all ages descends into a charmless, increasingly chaotic last half that leaves you feeling pummeled rather than energized.
Diva Velez
December 29, 2011
Noisy, repetitive and obnoxious, The Adventures of Tintin's sensory overload is somehow blindingly dull. The barrage of onscreen overstimulation will keep kids glued to their seats, but won't make them care about or cherish the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 20, 2011
Like the screen Tintin, the movie proves less than inviting because it's been so wildly overworked: there is hardly a moment of downtime, a chance to catch your breath...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 12, 2012
Here, Tintin and pals are semi-cartoon characters careening through an unreal world. Instead of charming, intriguing, and exciting us, Spielberg and co. usually try to bowl us over.
Geoff Berkshire
December 20, 2011
If you come to Tintin with preexisting affection for the franchise, it might be easier to ... overlook the dull plot, slow to develop characters and miscalculated humor
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 20, 2011
Instead of being transported by the splashy mayhem, the audience winds up feeling exhausted by the one-dimensional story and disengaged from the thinly drawn characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
December 20, 2011
A curious misfire that finds Spielberg trying so damned hard to dazzle audiences with one elaborate action sequence after another that the whole experience is more exhausting than exhilarating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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