Hugo

2011

Action / Adventure / Drama / Family / Fantasy / Mystery / Romance / War

335
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 276124

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Cast

Jude Law as Hugo's Father
Martin Scorsese as Photographer
Christopher Lee as Monsieur Labisse
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ccthemovieman-1 9 / 10

A Treat For Movie Buffs

Like many, I suspect, I went into this film ready to be dazzled by the cinematography and a rare, nice clean story by Director Martin Scorcese. I wasn't disappointed although I found the story lagging in a few brief spots. Cutting the film another 10 minutes might have solved that. Having said that, though, a month later I'm all ready to view it again!

To me, the most interesting and amazing scenes were not involving the two young main characters and the railroad station, but the ones in the last 30-or-so minutes which dealt with very early films and how they made them. It was incredibly colorful and an education to film buffs everywhere. Anyone who loves movies and appreciates the history of the art should love the last part of this story.

Meanwhile, the bulk of the story still offers many great sights and sounds and I have no quibbles with any of the actors. Youngsters Asa Butterfield ("Hugo") and Cholë Grace Moretz ("Isabelle") were both about 13 when they made this and seem to have good careers ahead of them. I didn't recognize Sacha Baron Cohen as the station inspector. He was great in that role. As for Ben Kingsley, when is he ever bland?

This is one of those "family films" that can be enjoyed just as much - and probably more - by adults. I wish Scorcese would make more of this kind of material.

Reviewed by wyldeone2 10 / 10

Destined To Be A Classic

What a wonderful well told story. It covers every emotion and circumstance that a human could face and survive. Starting with the loss of Hugo's father we feel his sense of abandonment, his fear of the orphanage and confusion as to why that had to happen. As the story progresses we see a glimmer of hope as he is forced into his calling of being mechanically inclined by his uncle. But also from a young lady Isabelle who helps him in several ways, with access to books and a real mystery solving adventure.

The back and forth between close calls in the train station melded with dreams and nightmares to actually being captured by the chief make us root for Hugo and feel the goodness in his heart. Love that blooms between supporting actors including dogs adds to the magic, the power that it has, does make changes for the better in everyone.

I won't spoil the ending because it is too good and must be seen. I will mention the home from the great war scene that took its toll on millions of everyday people. The cinematography is superb along with the set designs. I finished watching it for a 2nd time on DVD after seeing it back when it was originally released. Hugo is a masterpiece and destined to become legendary like The Wizard of Oz. I rated it a solid 10/10 stars.

Reviewed by Mihai Toma 10 / 10

A superb adventure movie

Hugo, an orphan child living in some hidden tunnels in a train station gets into trouble while trying to fix a robot which may elucidate the mystery of his father's death. Meanwhile, he befriends the adopted daughter of a local toy repair store owner which has a couple of mysteries of his own. His adventure will prove to be more tangled than he expected as more and more clues and connections are revealed.

It's an emotional and dramatic story which follows an ingenious little boy and his everyday struggles. His adventures are presented in style, in a very atmospheric place, the train station. It has soul, it looks great and it has some very good actors. You get eager to find out what will happen to Hugo right from the beginning which creates some sort of a bond, a great feeling. The finale is as surprising and satisfying as it is unexpected. The mystery surrounding his father's past, together with the one from the repair shop owner will definitely prove worthwhile. A very good movie, no doubt about it.

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