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Tintin: The Lake of Sharks

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Action-packed classic adventure has drinking, smoking.

Movie NR 1972 73 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Gets even more darker - if you can imagine that. . .

R: grisly violence, smoking and maturity drug usages
age 7+

Not the best of tintin but real good

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

TINTIN: THE LAKE OF SHARKS has a certain charm and creativity that's missing from some modern animation. While certainly dated and difficult at times to follow, the film does have its good points, especially for those who grew up following Tintin's adventures on television and in books. There are lots of creative "futuristic" espionage gadgets that could only have come out of the mid-20th century, and plenty of cliff-hanging spills and chills. The bad guys either talk like bumbling fools, or else they have "sinister" Russian Cold War accents, and Tintin speaks in the forthright tones of one who knows that the good guys will always win in the end.

The problem, of course, is whether or not 21st century children will enjoy this. Crucial elements of the story are disposed of in a blink-and-you-miss-it way, and towards the end, it's easy to forget just what it is the bad guys want.

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