The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

STREAMING NOW5 Providers
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

Two giants of cinema, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, team up to bring Hergé's comic book characters to life. The Secret of the Unicorn is the first film in a proposed Tintin trilogy.

Belgian reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell) finds a clue to an ancient treasure that belonged to Captain Haddock's (Andy Serkis, aka Gollum) ancestors. Together, with the help of intelligent mutt Snowy and Detective Thompson and Thomson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), they set out on a high seas adventure to recover the family fortune. But on their tail and after the same treasure is the dastardly Ivanovich Sakharine (Daniel Craig).

Tintin uses Weta Digital's motion capture to bring the actors to life. Says Jackson: "We're making them look photorealistic; the fibers of their clothing, the pores of their skin and each individual hair. They look exactly like real people – but real Hergé' people." The story combines elements from three Tintin books: The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure.

Winner of Best Animated Film at the Golden Globes 2012.
2011Rating: PG, contains violence107 minsUSA, New Zealand, Belgium
AdaptationAdventureAnimatedMystery
Director:
Steven Spielberg ('Jaws', 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'E.T', 'Jurassic Park', 'Schindler's List', 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Minority Report', 'War of the Worlds')
Writer:
Steven MoffatEdgar WrightJoe Cornish
Cast:
Daniel CraigJamie BellAndy SerkisSimon PeggNick FrostToby JonesMackenzie CrookGad Elmaleh
84%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Awesome Animated Film

This was so stunning i could hardly believe it. The movie was amazing and entertaining. The Actors did a fantastic job i could hardly reconize Dainel Craig voice. Well Done cant wait for the sequel.

5.0
0

A technical masterpiece

but I didn't need to see it in 3d. It was non-stop action and a great chase sequence. The animation was incredibly real to life but didn't any 3d affects

3.0
0

An Action Adventure For All

This movie is more about the advances in movie making than the story.The detail in the characters are so real,from the eye and eye movment to every hair on their heads moving.The paning of the camera angles are so different to what we have seen before.The detail is bigger and better than a real movie scene. The story is fast paced enough to keep everybody...

5.0
0

THUNDERING TYPHOONS!

I saw this while suffering from a screaming headache and still loved it! Who picked the Herge "cameo" in the marketplace? It took me a few seconds to realise who it was. Non-stop action, yes, and maybe it did suffer from not enough down time but still, it's an adventure story not armchair theatre! CGI just keeps getting better. Rango was brilliant...

4.0
0

awsome

i saw it in 2d it was still awsome i loved it i would recomend it

5.0
0

Good film to watch

finally a movie about tintin directed by Steven Spielberg produced by Peter Jackson two good movie directors. take your family's to this one good for the kids good action scenes I don't mind seeing it again when it come out on dvd

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Clearly rejuvenated by his collaboration with producer Peter Jackson, and blessed with a smart script and the best craftsmanship money can buy, Spielberg has fashioned a whiz-bang thrill ride that's largely faithful to the wholesome spirit of his source but still appealing to younger, Tintin-challenged audiences.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Like the 3D, an adventure that’s serviceable but doesn’t reach out and grab you as often as you’d expect. Frenetic to a fault, it’ll divert the under-10s; older viewers may feel there’s not enough lift in the quiff.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Hergé famously said that Spielberg was the only director capable of capturing the unique essence of his creation. That probably remains true. But this film hasn’t done it.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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 or contemplate the tension between the animated Expressionism and the photo-realist flourishes.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Serving up a good ol’ fashioned adventure flick that harkens back to the filmmaker’s action-packed, tongue-in-cheek swashbucklers of the 1980s, Steven Spielberg’s [film] is a visually dazzling adaptation of the legendary comic book series by Belgian artist Herge.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It evokes Saturday afternoon serials in an age when most of the audience will never have seen one. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed myself.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Think of The Adventures of Tintin as a song of innocence and experience, able to combine a sweet sense of childlike wonder and pureness of heart with the most worldly and sophisticated of modern technology. More than anything, it's just a whole lot of fun.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Action-packed, gorgeous, and faithfully whimsical: Hergé thought Spielberg the only director capable of filming Tintin. He was onto something.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

While it's essentially just another slick Spielberg action machine, it's operating effectively on all cylinders throughout.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Clearly rejuvenated by his collaboration with producer Peter Jackson, and blessed with a smart script and the best craftsmanship money can buy, Spielberg has fashioned a whiz-bang thrill ride that's largely faithful to the wholesome spirit of his source but still appealing to younger, Tintin-challenged audiences.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Like the 3D, an adventure that’s serviceable but doesn’t reach out and grab you as often as you’d expect. Frenetic to a fault, it’ll divert the under-10s; older viewers may feel there’s not enough lift in the quiff.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Hergé famously said that Spielberg was the only director capable of capturing the unique essence of his creation. That probably remains true. But this film hasn’t done it.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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 or contemplate the tension between the animated Expressionism and the photo-realist flourishes.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Serving up a good ol’ fashioned adventure flick that harkens back to the filmmaker’s action-packed, tongue-in-cheek swashbucklers of the 1980s, Steven Spielberg’s [film] is a visually dazzling adaptation of the legendary comic book series by Belgian artist Herge.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It evokes Saturday afternoon serials in an age when most of the audience will never have seen one. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed myself.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Think of The Adventures of Tintin as a song of innocence and experience, able to combine a sweet sense of childlike wonder and pureness of heart with the most worldly and sophisticated of modern technology. More than anything, it's just a whole lot of fun.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Action-packed, gorgeous, and faithfully whimsical: Hergé thought Spielberg the only director capable of filming Tintin. He was onto something.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

While it's essentially just another slick Spielberg action machine, it's operating effectively on all cylinders throughout.

0

Awesome Animated Film

This was so stunning i could hardly believe it. The movie was amazing and entertaining. The Actors did a fantastic job i could hardly reconize Dainel Craig voice. Well Done cant wait for the sequel.

5.0
0

A technical masterpiece

but I didn't need to see it in 3d. It was non-stop action and a great chase sequence. The animation was incredibly real to life but didn't any 3d affects

3.0
0

An Action Adventure For All

This movie is more about the advances in movie making than the story.The detail in the characters are so real,from the eye and eye movment to every hair on their heads moving.The paning of the camera angles are so different to what we have seen before.The detail is bigger and better than a real movie scene. The story is fast paced enough to keep everybody...

5.0
0

THUNDERING TYPHOONS!

I saw this while suffering from a screaming headache and still loved it! Who picked the Herge "cameo" in the marketplace? It took me a few seconds to realise who it was. Non-stop action, yes, and maybe it did suffer from not enough down time but still, it's an adventure story not armchair theatre! CGI just keeps getting better. Rango was...

4.0
0

awsome

i saw it in 2d it was still awsome i loved it i would recomend it

5.0
0

Good film to watch

finally a movie about tintin directed by Steven Spielberg produced by Peter Jackson two good movie directors. take your family's to this one good for the kids good action scenes I don't mind seeing it again when it come out on dvd

4.0
0