Hugo

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Hugo Reviews

Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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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.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

January 3, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Scorsese transforms this innocent tale into an ardent love letter to the cinema and a moving plea for film preservation.

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December 1, 2011
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 29, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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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.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 28, 2011
David Edelstein
New York Magazine
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For all the wizardry on display, Hugo often feels like a film about magic instead of a magical film...

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

November 28, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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I have seen the future of 3-D moviemaking, and it belongs to Martin Scorsese, unlikely as that may sound.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

November 24, 2011
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It's a fairy tale for mature viewers, but the airy exterior hides emotional depth.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 24, 2011
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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One of the most magical viewing experiences of the decade so far.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 5/5.0

November 23, 2011
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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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.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 5/5

November 23, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Hugo is a mixed bag but one well worth rummaging through.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

November 23, 2011
David Edelstein
Vulture
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For all my cavils, this is one of those wonders of the world you need to see.

Full Review Source: Vulture

November 23, 2011
John Anderson
Newsday
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Although it brings Scorsese together with people and techniques he hasn't worked with before, it also touches on themes close to his heart: the birth of cinema, and its preservation.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 2011
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Scorsese's film is a richly illustrated lesson in cinema history and the best argument for 3-D since James Cameron's Avatar.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 4/4

November 23, 2011
Andrew Lapin
NPR
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As befitting both its fetishistically detailed source material and the era in which it's set, Hugo is Scorsese's most visually accomplished film.

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November 23, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Hugo is pure movie magic.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: A

November 23, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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If ever the movie gods were to smile on an adaptation, it would be Scorsese's take on Selznick's bestselling book, a valentine to the cinematic artists whose work the filmmaker has toiled so tirelessly to champion and preserve.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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It's as if David Copperfield wandered into a History of Film lecture. Maybe it isn't a great idea to wait till you're nearly 70 to make your first kid movie.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 23, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A state-of-the-art affair, an epic adaptation of Selznick's pretty-epic-itself tome, full of dazzling visuals and rapturous tributes to Méliès and the magic of movies.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Movie magic hangs in the air of Martin Scorsese's Hugo, much like the steam and dust that fills almost every frame.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 23, 2011
William Goss
Film.com
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Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that 'any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.' It's a sentiment that Scorsese seems to have taken to heart...

Full Review Source: Film.com

November 22, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Bursting with earned emotion, Hugo is a mechanism that comes to life at the turn of a key in the shape of a heart.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 22, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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An odd combo of Babe: Pig in the City and Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma, Hugo is the strangest bird to grace the multiplex in a while.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 22, 2011
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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An endearing homage to a pioneering master of the movie medium, Georges Méliès, from that most masterful modern-day moviemaker, Martin Scorsese.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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A haunting, piquant melodrama about childhood dreams and yearnings, enhanced with a pleasant survey course in early film history.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

November 22, 2011
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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"Films have the power to capture dreams," Méliès said, and the way they've captured Scorsese's can't be denied.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 22, 2011
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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A personal statement disguised as a sellout.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 22, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Scorsese's mad infatuation with films and filmmaking streams through every frame of this gorgeous adventure.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Ultimately, the biggest disappointment of Hugo is that it fails to make the case for 3-D as a legitimate tool for the serious filmmaker.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

November 22, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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It's serious, beautiful, wise to the absurdity of life and in the embrace of a piercing longing.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 22, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Yes, "Hugo'' is a family film and, yes, your children and your inner child stand to be enraptured, but the family Scorsese really made this for is the 100-year-old tribe of watchers in the dark.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 4/4

November 22, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Scorsese's "Hugo" is a hugely ambitious and wholly satisfying feat. It's a living lesson in movie magic wrapped in a classic kiddie flick.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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"Come and dream with me," a filmmaker pleads in Martin Scorsese's exquisite fantasy "Hugo," offering an invitation that's clearly extended from Scorsese himself.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 5/5

November 22, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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[It's] as much of a personal Scorsese picture as Raging Bull or Taxi Driver. In some ways, this could be his most heartfelt movie.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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"Hugo" is big, and it exists mainly to dazzle, but its storytelling ambitions are more modest. I enjoyed it more than many a later Scorsese picture.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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What Scorsese has really made is a beautifully crafted love letter to movies, the passion of his life. What sounded like an odd pairing winds up being a perfect fit.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 22, 2011
David Denby
New Yorker
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In Hugo, the hero has a terrifying dream, perhaps an unconscious recollection of that event. Reality, filmed illusion, and dreams are so intertwined that only an artist, playing merrily with echoes, can sort them into a scheme of delight.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

November 22, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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This isn't a stuffy exercise for movie buffs. It's a real and touching story, full of childlike wonder.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Hugo" is unlike any other film Martin Scorsese has ever made, and yet possibly the closest to his heart: a big-budget, family epic in 3-D, and in some ways, a mirror of his own life.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

November 22, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Hugo emerges as a spectacular adventure for film lovers of all ages.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 21, 2011

USA Today
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A wondrous blend of fantasy and mystery that will appeal to adults as well as children.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 20, 2011
Peter Debruge
Variety
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In attempting to make his first film for all ages, Martin Scorsese has fashioned one for the ages.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 18, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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A passionate brief for film preservation wrapped in a fanciful tale of childhood intrigue and adventure, Hugo dazzlingly conjoins the earliest days of cinema with the very latest big screen technology.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 17, 2011
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