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Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen
Nov 23, 2011
PG, 2 hr. 6 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances De La Tour, Jude Law
Director: Martin Scorsese
Rated: PG
Running Time: 2 hr. 6 min.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Kids & Family
Theater Release: Nov 23, 2011
DVD Release: Feb 28, 2012
Synopsis: 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 around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home. -- (C) Paramount

Critic Reviews

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Andrew O'Hehir,
    I have seen the future of 3-D moviemaking, and it belongs to Martin Scorsese, unlikely as that may sound.
  • James Berardinelli, ReelViews
    It's a fairy tale for mature viewers, but the airy exterior hides emotional depth.
  • Richard Roeper, Richard
    One of the most magical viewing experiences of the decade so far.
  • Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies
    Aside from being one of Scorsese's most personal films, it's also one of the least cynical films of this or any other year.
  • Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
    Hugo is a mixed bag but one well worth rummaging through.
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