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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 join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3-D film, based on Brian Selznick's award-winning, imaginative New York Times best-seller, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." Hugo is the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful boy whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will transform Hugo and all those… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"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."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
""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."
‑ Justin Craig,
"A children's film for grownups - grownup film buffs."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"It's an ode to cinema; it's everything that modern cinematic audiences take for granted. This film is Scorsese's gift to an audience that isn't old enough to have ever heard his name."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"Scorsese transforms this innocent tale into an ardent love letter to the cinema and a moving plea for film preservation."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"For all the wizardry on display, Hugo often feels like a film about magic instead of a magical film..."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Henceforth when people speak of movie magic they will think instantly of Martin Scorsese's mind-blowing 'Hugo.'"
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"A luminous triumph that may just remind you why our hearts leap when the lights go down in a movie theater."
‑ Erick Weber, NECN
"If you've become a little cynical about going to movies due to inflated ticket prices, Michael Bay films and chatty audiences, Hugo may restore your faith in the wonder of cinema."
‑ Cameron Williams, The Popcorn Junkie
"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."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"I have seen the future of 3-D moviemaking, and it belongs to Martin Scorsese, unlikely as that may sound."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Scorsese's moving and magical tribute to the pioneers of filmmaking."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"Scorsese is a master storyteller and one of the best directors working today. He doesn't need a gimmick like 3-D to prove this. His films speak more than enough for themselves and "Hugo" is no exception."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"a paean to the birth and continual rebirth of movie magic"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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