Hugo 3D Synopsis
An orphan (Asa Butterfield) embarks on a quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father.

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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An exhilarating tale of magic, machines, memories, and dreams, Martin Scorsese pulls off the neatest trick of all. He marshals the marvels...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
All the actors are wonderful, including Sacha Baron Cohen as a villainous Inspector.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A fabulous and passionate love letter to the cinema and its preservation framed by the strenuous adventures of two orphans in 1930s Paris.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Hugo both ticks and flies by, a marvel meant to be pulled from the cabinet and enjoyed again and again.
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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...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Scorsese builds Hugo in the Méliès manner, creating a complete, ravishing Parisian world on a soundstage in England and reveling in the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
What about the kids and families who have no connection to Méliès, little familiarity with Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton? Will Hugo keep...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The result is a movie that's kinetic yet slow, whose joys are architectural more than spiritual.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Visually Hugo is a marvel, but dramatically it's a clockwork lemon.
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Scorcese at his Best!

By paradiddle
Just a wonderful movie. It was filled with emotions and time to reflect. The sidebars were charming. I would not be surprised to see OSCAR come a calling!...

WAKE UP! The Movie's Good.

By sak473
Yes - the movie develops over time, so you need to have the ability to pay attention. However, it's worth the time and effort to do so. Don't see this movie if you (1) have ADHD, (2) want to see...

Hugo is visually stunning

By Shir-dog
Hugo is a film that everyone, no matter what age, can and should see, particularly in 3D. It is visually stunning and uses 3D technology to the fullest. It is also a homage to Paris in much the same...


By crankyoldman
Extraordinarily beautiful and moving, Hugo is also a bit long-winded and flat at times. That being said, it's worth seeing for the craftsmanship alone. The performances are uniformly excellent,...

Hugo Genius

By sloblonde
The story was excellent, premo example of how Hollywood can dish out a great story, visual effects, great acting w/o sex, drugs, profanity. If the Director doesn't get best picture awards at...


By bhixson
I have not read the book, but I really enjoyed watching this flick. It was a good, family-friendly movie. There were no scary scenes or naughty words that I can recall. There were a few...


By sbvarenne
Very beautiful images. Well acted. A multi-layered story with lots of resonance. My grandchildren, 8 and 10, were enchanted. The adults loved it, too. Lots of heart and virtue, with a wonderful...

A Film Fan's Feast for the Eyes

By bgrause
Martin Scorsese's movie HUGO was every bit as good as Brian Selznick's book THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET that it was based on. The movie stayed very close to the book's plot, and it felt as if the...


By moviemommyof1
It was a lovely movie, beautifully filmed, wonderfully acted. There were emotions abounding - happiness, sadness, laughter and tears. By all means take your 5th or 6th grader to see the movie (since...

One of the worst movies I've seen this year

By amanohyo
Beautifully shot with compelling leads and competent performances (with the exception of Baron Cohen who is out-acted by his canine partner), this movie starts off strong and almost immediately peters...

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Rated PG | For mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
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