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Digital 3D
100

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 of modern movie technology - up to and including the dreaded 3-D - to create a love letter to the earliest of movies and, by extension, to every movie from then to now.
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100

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
All the actors are wonderful, including Sacha Baron Cohen as a villainous Inspector.
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100

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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91

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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90

NPR

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.
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88

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 sheer transporting joy of it. Hugo will take your breath away.
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88

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 fanciful ride.
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75

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 them in their seats? I'm not sure.
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50

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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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Visually Hugo is a marvel, but dramatically it's a clockwork lemon.
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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