Hugo Reviews

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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.
December 2, 2011
Leave it to Martin Scorsese to use 3-D not as a gimmick, but as a means of drawing us into a unique and magical environment...
December 2, 2011
Hugo is cinema shining a light reverently up its own fundament.
December 1, 2011
Scorsese transforms this innocent tale into an ardent love letter to the cinema and a moving plea for film preservation.
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.
December 1, 2011
It's a deeply felt piece of work, something which only Scorsese could have brought to the screen...
November 29, 2011
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.
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.
November 28, 2011
For all the wizardry on display, Hugo often feels like a film about magic instead of a magical film...
November 24, 2011
I have seen the future of 3-D moviemaking, and it belongs to Martin Scorsese, unlikely as that may sound.
November 24, 2011
It's a fairy tale for mature viewers, but the airy exterior hides emotional depth.
November 23, 2011
One of the most magical viewing experiences of the decade so far.
November 23, 2011
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.
November 23, 2011
Hugo is a mixed bag but one well worth rummaging through.
November 23, 2011
Scorsese has created an exquisite jewel box of a movie, polished and honed to glittering, diamond-hard brilliance.
November 23, 2011
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.
November 23, 2011
Scorsese's film is a richly illustrated lesson in cinema history and the best argument for 3-D since James Cameron's Avatar.
Top Critic
November 23, 2011
As befitting both its fetishistically detailed source material and the era in which it's set, Hugo is Scorsese's most visually accomplished film.
November 23, 2011
Hugo is pure movie magic.
November 23, 2011
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.
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