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fan reviews ( 74 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Scorsese builds Hugo in the Méliès manner, creating a complete, ravishing Parisian world on a soundstage in England and reveling in the sheer transporting joy of it. Hugo will take your breath away. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The result is a movie that's kinetic yet slow, whose joys are architectural more than spiritual. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Overall, however, the manner in which the film blends the tale of an imperiled boy and the history of cinema makes for an ambitious and fanciful ride. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Visually Hugo is a marvel, but dramatically it's a clockwork lemon. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    What about the kids and families who have no connection to Méliès, little familiarity with Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton? Will Hugo keep them in their seats? I'm not sure. show more

  • 100
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    All the actors are wonderful, including Sacha Baron Cohen as a villainous Inspector. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    A fabulous and passionate love letter to the cinema and its preservation framed by the strenuous adventures of two orphans in 1930s Paris. show more

  • 90

    There is much to observe, for Hugo (the film) is a marvel of spectacle, a sensory feast steeped in cinematic lore that proves pure joy is attainable in three dimensions. show more

  • 90
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Hugo states, in its adamant, straightforward poetry, that old things do matter. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The way Hugo deals with Melies is enchanting in itself, but the film's first half is devoted to the escapades of its young hero. In the way the film uses CGI and other techniques to create the train station and the city, the movie is breathtaking. show more

  • December 13, 2012 ij00000000133239
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    The fast talking, thick eye brows, black horn-rimmed glasses Martin Scorsese loves movies, he likes them so much he dedicated his life making them, to name a few: Mean Street, Good Fallers, After Hours, Ragging Bull, The Temptation of Christ, The Age of Innocence, The Departed, Shutter Island and of course – Taxi Driver. Everything about Martin involves film,.....

  • July 31, 2012 pn00000000128056
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    An average movie that\'s all i can say about it.

  • July 11, 2012 jdiehl1941
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    I just saw this movie today. My wife saw it yesterday and wanted to see it again. It was a very compeling story. I don\'t know how much of the novel had historical fact on the early making of the movies shown but I remember much of the iold footage shown from when I was a kid. That was in the very early days of TV. I am 71 Jack Port Orchard WA

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  • April 12, 2012 sr00000000118364
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    Pretty awesome movie!!! I love that Scorsese did well off his normal path of films.

  • March 16, 2012 artentandy
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    One of the best movies ever done.

  • February 29, 2012 Vicki
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    I\'ll never understand why the Oscar didn\'t go to this film and it\'s director. The Artist???? Come on, this is his masterpiece.

  • February 23, 2012 angusmerlin2
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    Hugo- Magical, Creative, Imaginative, Visually hypnotizing, Well executed, Well acted, Wonder ending moral lesson To find your purpose in life Oh, yes, did I say, \"Uplifting!\"

  • February 22, 2012 fastsax
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    The best. Make sure you see it in 3D.

  • February 18, 2012 doseeydoe
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    The visual effects in Hugo, some of which are computer-enhanced, are stunning proof that Scorsese’s ability to orchestrate great cinematography is as potent as ever. But the sheer meanness that abounds in this movie irreparably diminishes it. Rather than a redemptive tale with satisfying or even plausible development, Hugo is a melange of self-pitying contrivance and refusal to evolve, mixed with a heap of “I’ve suffered, so others should too”. The characters lack substance and their actions fail even the most modest credibility test. The treacle-laden wrap-up feels abrupt and false. Georges Méliès was, without question, a hugely influential film pioneer, but in Hugo, he comes across as unidimensiona


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