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Scorsese is a genius!!!

By HoodCritic1
Written November 27, 2011
I underestimated this movie. I saw the trailer and thought "eh." Then I took a chance and saw it and wasn't disappointed at all. It used the 3D technology superlatively and the story just reveled in the art of escape. It said volumes about Scorsese, not only as a director, but a preservationist, who not only pays homage to one of the premiere film pioneers but sends a message about the effort of preserving and renewing amazing early films. The story was gorgeously and intelligently crafted. Using the story of a boy who lives in the walls of a train station to become something more was wonderfully done. The cast was incredible. Butterfield, Kingsley, Moretz, Baron Cohen, were all so electric and driven. The direction was sublime. This was definitely Scorsese's best work yet. I would be shocked if this didn't earn a Best Picture nomination.
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By nancyrw977
Written November 27, 2011
This is such a beautiful and sweet story. It was not at all what I expected but turned out to be an amazing treat. The cast was perfect and it truly was the best movie I have seen in a while.
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very good, but not for little kids

By sarahcolemanjarvis
Written September 02, 2015
I enjoyed the visual aspect of the film very much. My four year old was bored and wanted to leave. I should have know better than to take her, but she is usually very content to watch most PG movies. I think I expected a little more "magic/fantasty." I kept expecting something to happen that would be "magical" but it was more about the reality of the emotions. Still it was a beautiful film.
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A Cinematic Masterpiece Like None Other.

By Al P
Written September 02, 2015
Without question, this is an extraordinary film destined to be included among the movie classics of all time. Innovative, exceptional in all ways, it's really hard to tune into any one thing to admire most. For me, it was the tribute to filmmaking itself that bears the greatest of my acclaim. Every frame is a work or art. The cast is eclectic and timeless, each of them executing their roles seamlessly. The screenplay alone is a masterpiece. Do not miss this film on the big screen. We saw the 2D version and cannot imagine how it could be improved by 3D but any improvement whatsoever would be overkill to what we experienced. See it with the family. It's worth every penny of today's sky high ticket prices. You won't be disappointed.
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By davidblevi
Written November 28, 2011
Loved this movie! Great acting, great story, great scenery. My 8 yo daughter and my wife also loved it. My 13 yo son also liked it, though he said it was a bit long (which is a typical comment for him). My daughter said she wanted to get it on DVD.
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