• Hugo (2011)

Hugo

Release Date: November 23rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 28th, 2012

PG |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father (Jude Law). Accompanied by the goddaughter (Chloë Grace Moretz) of an embittered toy merchant (Ben Kingsley), Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Drama , Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: GK Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Quest, 1930s, Heartwarming, Growing up, Mystery, Father

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

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Awards

Winner Sound Mixing
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Sound Editing
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Cinematography