Hugo (2011)

Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-wining director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films. This holiday season the legendary storyteller invites you to… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 28, 2012
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hugo is an extravagant, elegant fantasy with an innocence lacking in many modern kids' movies, and one that emanates an unabashed love for the magic of cinema.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Being a hardcore cinephile (like Scorsese) might add a layer of enjoyment, but it certainly isn't a prerequisite for walking in the door. A sense of wonder, however, is.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Thematic potency and cinematic virtuosity -- the production was designed by Dante Ferretti and photographed by Robert Richardson -- can't conceal a deadly inertness at the film's core.

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Justin Craig

"Hugo" is a magical cinematic experience, and a masterpiece so unlike anything Scorsese has made before. Captivating and original, it is the director's most human film yet.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Scorsese transforms this innocent tale into an ardent love letter to the cinema and a moving plea for film preservation.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

For all the wizardry on display, Hugo often feels like a film about magic instead of a magical film...

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Henceforth when people speak of movie magic they will think instantly of Martin Scorsese's mind-blowing 'Hugo.'

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

It might be curtains for celluloid, but Scorsese, a boyish 69, clearly isn't leaving the stage any time soon. He directs every film with the passion of his first. And it shows.

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Andrew O'Hehir

I have seen the future of 3-D moviemaking, and it belongs to Martin Scorsese, unlikely as that may sound.

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

Scorsese's moving and magical tribute to the pioneers of filmmaking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
There's a whole lot to love about "Hugo" but most of the time the beauty it strives to connect with a deep emotion, fails to do so. The main… More
Sam Barnett
Slow and calculated as it is, as the film progresses, it begins to reveal layers of depth and wonder. Scorsese has created the best 3D film ever (because as… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Yes, a tip of the hat to the origins of filmic storytelling, and yes, made by one of the acknowledged best in the field, but lacking the essential heart… More
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Louis Rogers
Visually it's good, but even then (dare I say it) a little indulgent. The aggressively quaint story, acting, generically british accents and general… More