Hugo

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Paramount Pictures GK Films and Infinitum Nihil Released 2011

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Director:
Martin Scorsese
Released:
2011
Rating:
PG

Set in 1930's 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.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Variety

    In attempting to make his first film for all ages, Martin Scorsese has fashioned one for the ages. Simultaneously classical and modern, populist but also unapologetically personal,...

  • 90

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Waves of melancholy wash over the story and keep the treacle at bay, as do the spasms of broad comedy, much of it nimbly executed by Mr. Baron Cohen.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The director's visually thrilling Hugo has real moments of 3-D magic. Sadly, they aren't quite enough to make this adaptation of Brian Selznick's celebrated novel, "The Invention o...

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Martin Scorsese's best movie yet.

    10
    This is the first movie I've ever seen that has been directed by Martin Scorsese, and is also the best I've ever seen. Coming out of the theatre, I can see why a lot of cinema fans like him so much.



    The story focuses on Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield), a boy who literally lives inside the clocks of a train station in Paris, France. Most of the time, Hugo tries his best to outrun and outsmart an inspector named Gustav (Sacha Baron Cohen). In the middle of the film, he meets a girl his age named Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz), whose godfather (Ben Kingsley), who is actually seen in the very beginning of the film as the owner of a toy shop at the train station, is actually the legendary but forgotten filmmaker Georges Melies. What this movie teaches us is how movies were thought to be a fad during the time this film takes place, but is still an art today.



    Not only was the movie very excellent, but the 3D was also spectacular. It wasn't used as a gimmick, but it was made to actually make you feel like you're in the movie. This is what a family movie was meant to be. No singing chipmunks, no gimmicks used in the 3D, no fart jokes and/or toilet humor, and best of all, a great experience overall. And good gravy! A story! Characters! A plot! Three things lacking in todays live action family movies, especially the ones that came out this past summer (The Smurfs, Zookeeper anyone?).



    I conclude this review with the following words, if you want an escape for two hours from the stresses of preparing for Christmas, and if you're looking for a great 3D experience, I totally recommend Hugo.moreless

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