The Adventures of Tintin

Theatrical Release: December 21, 2011
DVD Release: March 13, 2012
The Adventures of Tintin


Thrilling and wildly funny, the Tintin stories chronicle the escapades of a junior reporter who has a nose for a good story and a talent for attracting trouble, which more often than not imperils his life! Spielberg and Jackson have selected three stories from the Tintin book series to develop into theatrical feature films, which they intend to direct back to back, employing state of the art performance capture technology.

Dove Review

“The Adventures of Tin Tin” is, in many ways, a tale of young Indiana Jones. The main character’s name is different, but the idea is the same. There are adventures and villains and chases and…well, you get the idea. It is also a bit sophisticated for this kind of film, an animated movie which no doubt will appeal mainly to kids. It is actually recommended for ages twelve plus, however, as there is more violence in the film than one would anticipate. It is not a “deep” movie by any means, as the fast-paced action is the focus in this one.

Our main goal here at Dove is to encourage and promote, but I must confess to having expected a bit more since this one comes from both Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, the director and producer of the film in that order. Still, the animation is fantastic and kids will love it that a young character is the hero of the picture. He also gets to solve a mystery regarding three ships.

We are happy to award our Dove Seal to this film. Take an adventure with Tintin today!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: H-1; "Idiot"-3; "Fool"-1; "Da*ned"-1; "For god's sake" -1
Violence: A dog chases a character; man shot and blood is seen; machine gun is fired; man trips over cat; dog is kicked; sword held on man; a man is threatened that his innards will be opened; guns are fired; man hit with champagne bottle cork; fights and punches; dynamite is used to open a door; a man is kicked; explosion on board ship and fire starts; a plane is shot at; lightning strikes; sword fights and people are struck; ship blows up; a captain is knocked out
Drugs: A comment about a ship containing rum and tobacco; smoking in several scenes; drinking including champagne; a comment about "having only whiskey to sustain me".
Nudity: A few shirtless male characters.
Other: Items are stolen; betrayal; disagreements.


Company: Paramount
Writer: Steven Moffat & Edgar Wright
Producer: Peter Jackson
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 107 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter