Hugo

Hugo

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Hugo

Martin Scorsese directs this family adventure set in 1930s Paris, based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabaret.

Hugo (Asa Butterfield from The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) is an orphan, with a natural talent for mechanics and engineering, who lives in the walls of a Paris train station. With the station's foul tempered inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen) on his tail, Hugo becomes entangled in a magical adventure when he encounters a broken robot made by his late father (Jude Law), a mischievious girl (Chloë Moretz, Let Me In) and the elderly owner of a toy shop (Ben Kingsley).

Winner of 5 Oscars - Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing and Visual Effects - at the 2012 Academy Awards. Best Director (Scorsese), Golden Globes 2012. Best Film and Best Director, National Board of Review Awards 2011.
2012Rating: G126 minsUK, USA
AdventureKids & Family
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Reviews & comments

really impressed

I really enjoyed this movie. I was put off by someone's review as I had wanted to see it but at last I got brave enough to hire it & so glad I did. I enjoyed the story, the effects, & basically the whole movie. Enough to watch it again the next day with my son. Sacha Baron Cohen is well hidden but an enjoyable character & it's nice to have a movie like...

4.0
0

Homage to Hugo

It may not work as a family film in an age of robots that are cars that are robots - with big guns... But for any cinephile, Scorsese's film is a delightful evocation and homage to the birth of cinema and special effects. Tipping its hat liberally to the pioneers of film, Georges Melies, the Lumiere Brothers, this plays like Christopher Nolan's THE PRESTIGE...

5.0
0

Loved it!

Charming! From the old style train and train stations/cafes and clocks, to the stunning scenery and old style clothes, one feels pulled into another world/age. Further capturing the imagination of the viewer with an unusual story, mystery and style. For me, it was a sheer imagery and imaginary delight! Some may find it is a bit drawn out and perhaps a...

4.0
0

Like a rich dessert.

At the start of this film the viewer may well feel an extreme sense of excitement at the layer upon layer of complex imagery. It is fabulous and almost overwhelming. But after half an hour of it one is desperate for a good plot and great acting, and in these two areas this film is sadly lacking. Surely a director of Scorceses stature must have noticed how...

3.0
0

loved it

i really like this movie but even i have to agree i can not see children liking this movie but i really enjoyed it

5.0
0

Boring

As an adult I found this a very boring film and can't even imagine children enjoying it. I felt the film industry were giving themselves accolades in this storyline. Bah humbug

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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, Hugo flagrantly defies the mind-numbing quality of most contempo kidpics.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Martin Scorsese’s 3D debut is a technical marvel that weds heart to art in its soaring second half. For anyone who loves cinema - who really loves cinema - it can't be missed.

4.0
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Total Film

Total Film

press

Martin Scorsese’s 3D debut is a technical marvel that weds heart to art in its soaring second half. For anyone who loves cinema - who really loves cinema - it can't be missed.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It’s serious, beautiful, wise to the absurdity of life and in the embrace of a piercing longing.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A work of great imagination indeed.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a deeply felt piece of work, something which only Scorsese could have brought to the screen.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Hugo will take your breath away. It truly is the stuff that dreams are made of.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The movie is breathtaking.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Hugo's use of the third dimension is exceptionally well thought out and essential to the film's ability to make a children's vision of the world come to life.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This is a great director's greatest love story.

5.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It’s a complex fusion of film history and personal history, filled with dazzling embellishments and unabashed sentiment about the glories of cinema.

0
Variety

Variety

press

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, Hugo flagrantly defies the mind-numbing quality of most contempo kidpics.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Martin Scorsese’s 3D debut is a technical marvel that weds heart to art in its soaring second half. For anyone who loves cinema - who really loves cinema - it can't be missed.

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Martin Scorsese’s 3D debut is a technical marvel that weds heart to art in its soaring second half. For anyone who loves cinema - who really loves cinema - it can't be missed.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It’s serious, beautiful, wise to the absurdity of life and in the embrace of a piercing longing.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A work of great imagination indeed.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a deeply felt piece of work, something which only Scorsese could have brought to the screen.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Hugo will take your breath away. It truly is the stuff that dreams are made of.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The movie is breathtaking.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Hugo's use of the third dimension is exceptionally well thought out and essential to the film's ability to make a children's vision of the world come to life.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This is a great director's greatest love story.

5.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It’s a complex fusion of film history and personal history, filled with dazzling embellishments and unabashed sentiment about the glories of cinema.

0

really impressed

I really enjoyed this movie. I was put off by someone's review as I had wanted to see it but at last I got brave enough to hire it & so glad I did. I enjoyed the story, the effects, & basically the whole movie. Enough to watch it again the next day with my son. Sacha Baron Cohen is well hidden but an enjoyable character & it's nice to have a movie like...

4.0
0

Homage to Hugo

It may not work as a family film in an age of robots that are cars that are robots - with big guns... But for any cinephile, Scorsese's film is a delightful evocation and homage to the birth of cinema and special effects. Tipping its hat liberally to the pioneers of film, Georges Melies, the Lumiere Brothers, this plays like Christopher Nolan's THE...

5.0
0

Loved it!

Charming! From the old style train and train stations/cafes and clocks, to the stunning scenery and old style clothes, one feels pulled into another world/age. Further capturing the imagination of the viewer with an unusual story, mystery and style. For me, it was a sheer imagery and imaginary delight! Some may find it is a bit drawn out and perhaps a...

4.0
0

Like a rich dessert.

At the start of this film the viewer may well feel an extreme sense of excitement at the layer upon layer of complex imagery. It is fabulous and almost overwhelming. But after half an hour of it one is desperate for a good plot and great acting, and in these two areas this film is sadly lacking. Surely a director of Scorceses stature must have noticed how...

3.0
0

loved it

i really like this movie but even i have to agree i can not see children liking this movie but i really enjoyed it

5.0
0

Boring

As an adult I found this a very boring film and can't even imagine children enjoying it. I felt the film industry were giving themselves accolades in this storyline. Bah humbug

1.0
0