Top 5000
Down 130 this week

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  21 December 2011 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 166,620 users   Metascore: 68/100
Reviews: 437 user | 436 critic | 40 from

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.



(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 28 Feb 2011
a list of 33 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
a list of 25 titles
created 23 Feb 2012
a list of 28 titles
created 16 Nov 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 15 Apr 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

The Adventures of Tintin (2011) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Adventures of Tintin.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rango (2011)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
Puss in Boots (2011)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.

Director: Chris Miller
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis
Hugo (2011)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.

Director: Jennifer Yuh
Stars: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan
Happy Feet (2006)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman
Megamind (2010)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.

Director: Tom McGrath
Stars: Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the Valley of Peace, Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts.

Directors: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Stars: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie
Rio (2011)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez
Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

Directors: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier
Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary
Ice Age (2002)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Stars: Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier
Stars: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo


Cast overview, first billed only:
Tintin (voice)
Thomson (voice)
Thompson (voice)
Allan / Pirate Flunky #1 (voice)
Ben Salaad (voice)
Silk (voice)
Barnaby (voice)
Nestor / Mr. Crabtree (voice)
Tom / Pirate Flunky #2 (voice)
Sonje Fortag ...
Mrs. Finch (voice)
Pilot (voice)
Co-Pilot / French Medic (voice)


Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the ... Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This year, discover how far adventure will take you.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

21 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,705,000 (USA) (23 December 2011)


$77,564,037 (USA) (16 March 2012)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| | | (IMAX version)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


To prepare for his role as Captain Haddock, Andy Serkis read the majority of the "Tintin" comics. He later commented that they had a surreal quality, similar to the Monty Python films. See more »


When Allan finds out that Tintin has blocked the door to the cabin where he is being held, he tells Tom to get TNT. In the following shot of Tom preparing the dynamite, he says there are other ways to open the door. But in this shot, Allan's mouth is moving and Tom's isn't. See more »


Captain Haddock: [Haddock is chasing Sakharine's Bird] 10,000 Thundering Typhoons! Come here you pilfering parakeet!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Throughout the opening credits, artwork from the "Tintin" comics is seen (mostly locations Tintin has visited). See more »


Featured in The Big Picture: The Adventures of Tintin (2011) See more »


Rosina's Cavatina
From the opera The Barber of Seville
Written by Gioachino Rossini
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Brilliant film, even better in 3D...
30 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As you may know Tin Tin is a very old character and there has been books and TV programs made about his great adventures by his inventor Hergé. This new film has been voted the best animated film and once you've seen this film you'll know why. The film is well paced out and there's never a dull moment in this film. The 3D in this film is spectacular and it's well worth seeing this film in 3D if you can. The film is around 1 hour 47 minutes long and in this time Steven Spielberg manages to squash in a good few adventures into one in this film. This makes it much more exciting and you really get to know how Tin Tin and Captain Haddock were in the old days. As a projectionist, I've seen this film about 6 times now and I still don't get bored watching it. Absolutely brilliant film, I really recommend going to see this film as soon as you can. Hope the review helps your thoughts on the film. Thanks for reading, I'll be making more reviews on the films that I see at my cinema so you can get the latest thoughts from me on the films. Thanks again BPH projectionist

61 of 105 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This was animated? Crustacean_Predation
Alcoholism as humour aussiemiguel
Misleading title? kusho911
The Uncanny valley has finally met it's match salvador_1980
Tin Tin Rules richieburke30
who ? Fredrik_82
Discuss The Adventures of Tintin (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: