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Hugo Reviews

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Ann Lewinson
Boston Phoenix
November 21, 2011
A plea for film preservation made in the medium that's killing it, Hugo unwittingly proves that old movies really were better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Clift
February 3, 2012
On some very basic levels, Hugo just isn't very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 28, 2011
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.
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
December 1, 2011
It's possible to see the attraction, but when people break into applause over the credits, some are going to be left cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 1, 2011
Hugo's best moments are those that aren't actually Hugo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Diva Velez
November 27, 2011
Scorsese uses 3D to submerge viewers into a glittering storybook world, but all of Hugo's beauty can't make up for the sidetracking of the tale of the orphaned boy living in the train station in favor of a film preservation PSA.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 23, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 17, 2012
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 1, 2011
[T]here's certainly much to admire here... [but] Hugo feels like two very different films inelegantly spliced together...
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 22, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
December 2, 2011
The lesson to be learned is that [Scorsese] should stick to what he knows best, for Hugo won't appeal to anyone, least of all kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
November 30, 2011
Beautifully photographed and well acted but the storyline, especially when Kingsley's character takes center stage, is tediously tiring
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Josh Larsen
December 12, 2011
Scorsese has pulled out all the stops - and keeps yanking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
Henceforth when people speak of movie magic they will think instantly of Martin Scorsese's mind-blowing 'Hugo.'
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Scorsese's moving and magical tribute to the pioneers of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
September 18, 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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Justin Craig
September 25, 2013
"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 | Original Score: 10/10
October 22, 2012
A luminous triumph that may just remind you why our hearts leap when the lights go down in a movie theater.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
May 8, 2012
It's an ode to cinema; it's everything that modern cinematic audiences take for granted. This film is Scorsese's gift to an audience that isn't old enough to have ever heard his name.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
March 8, 2012
If you've become a little cynical about going to movies due to inflated ticket prices, Michael Bay films and chatty audiences, Hugo may restore your faith in the wonder of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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