Hugo
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: November 23, 2011
DVD 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.

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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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

A gorgeous, moving and amorous love letter to the very cinema it is born from, and a celebration of the youthful wonder that is concealed in everyone - yes, even those of us resolved to the cynicism of adult thinking.

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Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE

Leave it to Martin Scorsese to use 3-D not as a gimmick, but as a means of drawing us into a unique and magical environment...

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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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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

But once the "Cinema Paradiso"-esque celluloid nostalgia bits kick in, it makes total sense why he succumbed to paying lip service to family entertainment in order to make the movie he really wanted to make.

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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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Justin Craig
FoxNews.com

"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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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Let's be honest, it is disappointing to see a movie that wants to praise the magic of Cinema but whose 3D doesn't always work so well, and it feels… More
MisterYoda ?
three stars
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
Kevin M. Williams
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
xGary Xx
A young orphan unlocks the secret to the life of a bitter old toy vendor when he tries to steal from his shop. Martin Scorsese tries his very best to ape… More