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Tintin: The Calculus Affair

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Cold War-era espionage animation has some cartoon violence.

Movie G 1964 57 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

A dumb, short film; too intense

R: violence/brief mild langauge
age 9+

Rin Tin Tin

While I enjoy older animation I don't think the cgi generation will appreciate it. There's some cartoon violence and alcohol use. Overall, this movie needs to be viewed with a the mindset that it is an OLDER movie, you shouldn't expect to be blown away.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Like many relics from the Cold War, TINTIN: THE CALCULUS AFFAIR hasn't aged well, in spite of its natural kitschy charm. The inventions, as always, are creative (and nothing like what the "future" provided), the computers are over-large, and the demarcations between good and bad guys are clearly defined. As in other episodes from the Tintin series, there are lots of cliffhanging "How will Tintin ever escape this predicament?" moments, and unsurprisingly, the hero always finds a way to elude capture (or worse) at the hands of the Eastern European-accented antagonists.

While this could be nostalgic fun for parents who were kids in the 20th century, whether or not kids in the 21st century will enjoy this is another matter entirely. The animation, like much animation from the mid-'60s, is not the best, and the inventions might test the credulity of any kid in this day and age. Still, Tintin: The Calculus Affair is a fun (if dated) animated adventure in espionage.

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