Summary: A delightful effort from start to finish, so different in tone from so much of of Scorsese’s work, but no different in its exuberant love of the medium. Watching it in 3D is ideal, but watching it at all is essential.
Conclusion: Hugo is a masterpiece and Martin Scorsese's first that can be enjoyed by viewers of all ages. A love letter to cinema, an endorsement for film preservation, but, first and foremost, an enchanting, wondrous, and imaginative drama, this is something I highly recommend you seeing and fully anticipate...
Conclusion: Yep, the hype machine is real. Hugo is a masterpiece of storytelling and who knew that out of all the directors out there Marty Scorsese would be the one to bring this magical tale of the love for movies to the big screen?
Excerpt: A film like Hugo is ample recompense indeed for the many disappointing films that a reviewer must sometimes sit through. It is easily my choice for the best film released in 2011 that I've had the pleasure to view.
Excerpt: Damnit, Martin Scorsese. How are we supposed to fight the good fight against the corruption of American cinema presented by the encroachment of the 3D fad if you're going to go and use it to create a film as utterly delightful as Hugo ?
Excerpt: By now, the story of Martin Scorsese has become legend: As an asthmatic kid, he watched from his bedroom window in Little Italy as other children played on the street, and he retreated into the fantastical worlds conjured up by filmmakers like Alexander Korda.
Excerpt: Otaliga gånger har jag nämnt Tintin, Drive och The Artist som 2011-års bästa filmer och någon enstaka gång har Hugo nämnts upp som en bra film. Ja, de nämnda tre är förra årets bästa filmer, men Hugo ligger på ett helt annat plan.