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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 this nowadays for all to enjoy. How they did what they did with the mechanisms is a great feat. A pleasure to watch & highly recommend it.

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 - for kids. Sasha Baron Cohen channels Peter Sellers' Clouseau and although some may find the plot a trifle trite and kids may find the... More pace a bit too slow - this is a fascinating fusion of the latest in 3D digital techno-wizardry and old fashioned cinema made on tuppence and number 8 wire. Like THE ARTIST, this is a throwback to a by-gone age. They literally don't make 'em like this anymore... except Scorsese has.Hide

BY Bex wannabe

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 bit lengthy, but I was only too happy to stick around, if not for the sheer escapism! Wonderful for both children and adults alike.

BY filmlover superstar

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 wooden his actors were and how dull the storyline was. If this was his homage to film a quick look at a vintage Preston Sturges movie would... More have reinforced that a great script and superb acting far outweigh the most complex special effects. If you see it do the 3D but don't expect more than a very sweet confection.Hide

BY CSBright superstar

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

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