Hugo (2011)



Critic Consensus: Hugo is an extravagant, elegant fantasy with an innocence lacking in many modern kids' movies, and one that emanates an unabashed love for the magic of cinema.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG (for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Brian Selznick, Robert Richardson, John Logan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 28, 2012
Box Office: $73.8M
Paramount Studios - Official Site


as Georges Méliès

as Station inspector

as Hugo Cabret

as Uncle Claude

as Monsieur Labisse

as Mama Jeanne

as Rene Tabard

as Madame Emilie

as Hugo's Father

as Policeman

as Young Tabard

as Monsieur Frick

as Street Kid

as Django Reinhardt

as Theatre Manager

as Camera Technician

as Train Engineer

as Train Engineer Assis...

as Cafe Waitress

as Child at Café

as Child at Café

as Child at Café

as Arabian Knight

as Arabian Knight

as Arabian Knight

as Young Tabard's Broth...

as Circus Barker

as Circus Barker

as Gendarme

as Gendarme

as Salvador Dali

as James Joyce

as Child at Café
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Critic Reviews for Hugo

All Critics (203) | Top Critics (42)

"Hugo" is a magical cinematic experience, and a masterpiece so unlike anything Scorsese has made before. Captivating and original, it is the director's most human film yet.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013

Henceforth when people speak of movie magic they will think instantly of Martin Scorsese's mind-blowing 'Hugo.'

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Scorsese's moving and magical tribute to the pioneers of filmmaking.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

A children's film for grownups - grownup film buffs.

Full Review… | December 28, 2012
Tribune News Service

A luminous triumph that may just remind you why our hearts leap when the lights go down in a movie theater.

Full Review… | October 22, 2012

Scorsese is a master storyteller and one of the best directors working today. He doesn't need a gimmick like 3-D to prove this. His films speak more than enough for themselves and "Hugo" is no exception.

Full Review… | September 18, 2012

Audience Reviews for Hugo

There's a whole lot to love about "Hugo" but most of the time the beauty it strives to connect with a deep emotion, fails to do so. The main reason "Hugo" works is because its visuals are enchanting, it's based in the world of Melies, and it connects different elements of movie magic together to form a great story about magic in technology and film. Though the film is very beautiful and has colorful characters, including Ben Kingsley as Melies and Sacha Baron Cohen as a squeaky legged patrolman, there's no emotional response to the absolute magic. The lead character is played by Asa Butterfield, who gives little to no emotion when delivering his lines, while his backstory, and how he gets himself involved in working the clocks in the train station, is full of holes. The film is strangely paced and the plot is oddly structured. Though it's definitely the pinnacle of ooh and aah filmmaking (based on the greatness of Melies) it lacks the chemistry of the thing it is inspired by.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


Yes, a tip of the hat to the origins of filmic storytelling, and yes, made by one of the acknowledged best in the field, but lacking the essential heart connection it reaches for, misses it but only so much ... and that's unfortunate. Nonetheless a good work, with competent professionals all over the place, but when Sasha Baron Cohen steals your film, and as only a minor character, you should know you've got a communications mix up.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

three stars

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Super Reviewer

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