Hugo

Hugo

By Martin Scorsese

  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Release Date: 2011-11-23
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99

Description

Welcome to a magical world of spectacular adventure! When wily and resourceful Hugo discovers a secret left by his father, he unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead to a safe and loving place he can call home. Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese invites you to experience a thrilling journey that critics are calling “the stuff that dreams are made of.” *Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

Reviews

  • Perfectly decent, but no classic

    3
    By dougom
    Hailed by critics at its release as an instant classic for children, Hugo seems to have dropped into the abyss in subsequent years. And in my opinion for good reason. This is in no way a bad film. Expertly made, as Scorsese films almost always are. Beautiful to look at. Excellent performances (with one exception I’ll note in a moment). So what’s the problem? But there are several problems: First, it’s not one story but two, and the two don’t hang together. Is this a story about an orphaned boy, or a love letter to cinema? Scorsese tries to make them blend together seamlessly, and IMO they simply don’t. The move from orphan-boy film to cinema-love-letter feels awkward and odd, and by the end I felt as if Scorsese didn’t give a rip about Hugo and was really making a film about Georges Méliès and only using Hugo to get to Méliès. Second, I found Cohen’s character of Inspector Gustave Dasté, clearly intended to be the villain of the piece, to be a cartoon, a flat, two-dimensional buffoon who seems as if he dropped in from a 70s-era Pink Panther movie. I reached the point where I winced every time he was on screen. Here’s a movie that’s supposed to be magical, and Cohen kept yanking me right out of the film. (I always hate it when a character seems to be from a completely different movie. Will Ferrell’s character in Wedding Crasher’s felt similar.) In short it’s a fine move, but no classic. I have no idea why it got so much love; maybe a lot of film buffs enjoyed seeing early film pioneer Méliès get some recognition. Maybe the Scorsese name carries a huge weight. Whatever it is, it’s a good film, but certainly not the “classic” it’s portrayed as.
  • Absolutely spellbinding

    5
    By cerebralcortez
    My absolute favorite film down to the content, screen writing, cinematography, etc...I can’t over emphasize just how brilliantly beautiful this movie was executed. I will note that if you aren’t a movie buff or one for substance; then you might try a different movie genre altogether. This movie is for those with discerning tastes.
  • I Thought this was a kids movie.

    5
    By TyeDyeBud
    The entire cast is wonderful ....... Every part is perfectly acted and directed ....This movie suprised me more than any movie I have seen by the Story, The Detail, It huigged my heart and stimulated my synapses. See this Movie!
  • Ok

    3
    By batman+spiderman=me
    I like the idea but it was not a good film.
  • awesome

    5
    By handsome lad 149
    This movie was awesome
  • So happy with this movie! :)

    5
    By Jolovesgum
    I watched it last night at home and it was very good. Hugo Cabret was a good boy and he hanged out on a clock from that bad guy. I love Hugo Cabret.
  • Worst movie EVER!

    1
    By DuckPercyLady
    Worst movie EVER! Enough said.
  • Hugo movie review

    2
    By Jakesnack55
    Too Slow. If it had a faster pace I probably would have enjoyed this movie a lot more. I just didn't like it. Way too slow.
  • I love the movie

    3
    By Kfjgghjj
    The movie is great but i cant download after a wile
  • Splendid

    5
    By J10S10S10
    I am only 20 about to be 21 in two months, and I am more than glad to say that this was an splendid movie. I loved this movie and this is honestly my third time watching it. I would recommend this amazing movie to anyone. One of my favorites

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