• The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

The Adventures of Tintin

Release Date: December 21st, 2011

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2012

PG |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

While shopping at an outdoor market, young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell), accompanied by his faithful dog, Snowy, buys a model of an old ship called the Unicorn. A shady character named Sakharine (Daniel Craig) and later an American named Barnaby (Joe Starr) try to buy the model from him, but Tintin refuses. The lad discovers that the ship contains a clue about a hidden treasure, but before he can locate it, Tintin is kidnapped and given over to the custody of drunken Capt. Haddock (Andy Serkis).

Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook, Daniel Mays

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Animated , Adventure , Children

Production Co: WingNut Films, Amblin Entertainment, Kennedy/Marshall

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1940s, Quest, Friendship, Rivalry, Pursuit, Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    And if there's a problem with Tintin, it's that it's too big and booming. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A visually dazzling adaptation of the legendary – at least outside the US – comic book series by Belgian artist Herge. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The motion-capture animation is spectacular..Yet the action grows wearisome as it grinds on, and the film becomes a succession of dazzling set pieces devoid of simple feelings. show more

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Winner Best Animated Feature Film
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)