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Hugo Reviews

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Shaun Munro
What Culture
January 25, 2012
Scorsese's unlikely 3D family film takes an agreeably pragmatic stance, that we must embrace the past yet never deny progress.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
January 13, 2012
A movie that needs to be appreciated for its finer aspects and deeper meaning if it is to be appreciated properly, which is noble enough but could feel exclusive to some.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 12, 2012
Never mind that the tone wavers and the pace is mostly plodding, the film champions all the right things and the beautifully crafted images (in 3D glory) leave a lasting impression
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 12, 2012
There are many lovely things in this film it is easy to forgive its small shortcomings
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 12, 2012
Martin Scorsese takes a left turn into family film territory in Hugo and delivers a movie that celebrates the wonders which the imagination can conjure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Sells
The Reel Deal
January 12, 2012
An exuberant and meticulous 3D spectacle by one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 12, 2012
Scorsese, now in the winter of his career, has tapped into his own childlike passion for film with this late-period masterpiece.
Matt Glasby
January 12, 2012
It's not an adventure, but a loving tribute to all the broken things, and those who would fix them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
January 11, 2012
You can practically feel time stop in sync with the audience's halted breath. It's nothing short of wizardry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 9, 2012
Who knew? The director who put the rage in Raging Bull the fear in Cape Fear and the mean in Mean Streets could make a family-friendly, dazzling 3D film.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
January 8, 2012
In Hugo Scorsese not only tells an important story about early cinema, but delivers a film that is a passionate and convincing reminder of the essential role art and imagination should play in our lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Don Groves
January 7, 2012
Scorsese's exuberant, magical odyssey transports audiences to the dawn of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
January 3, 2012
The energy that's behind all of [Scorsese's] films is definitely present here.
Perry Seibert
TV Guide
January 3, 2012
[Hugo is] movie that will probably appeal more to hardcore film nerds than to nine-year-olds, unless of course that youngster will grow into a movie geek. If that's the case, Hugo will be a touchstone in their cinematic development.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 3, 2012
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.
Michael A. Smith
January 1, 2012
Kingsley, who is surely this generations Robert Duvall (the man NEVER gives a bad performance) makes the character of Papa George come to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
December 30, 2011
One of the ten best films of 2011.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
December 23, 2011
As $150million public service announcements about the importance of the film preservation movement go, this is one of the best.
Chris Laverty
Clothes on Film
December 22, 2011
A monument to wonder and excitement for all those still in knee socks or short trousers.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 18, 2011
Behind the horrible marketing lies a brilliant movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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