Summary: A 12-year-old orphan living in the walls of a Paris train station circa 1930 must unravel a mystery involving his late father and a robot. Martin Scorsese directing a kids movie could fall on it's face but the movie works so well that movie is great.
Excerpt: Hugo is a film, that is intended to recognise a great film maker, Georges Milies, a French illusionist turned film maker. His visions and an art of drawing pics and incorporating them into films, were trend base for current use of special effects. The effective screenplay from Logan, and craft piece direction from Scorsese is brilliant. Ben Kingsley is terrific as Milies. A small boy Hugo Cabret played by Butterfield is working hard to discover his father’s secret.
Excerpt: well we did not go to see this movie in theaters and are kind of sorry we did not you see none of us realy knew what the movie was realy about so there for we did not want to waist the money but we found out fast that it would not have been a waist at all because we all loved the movie very mutch and cloey grace mortez is a very beautiful young lady who if she keeps working as hard as this then she will be sure to get far in the entertainment world she just has so mutch...
Summary: One of the better films of 2011, Martin Scorsese departs from his usual type of film and delivers Hugo which is...well, it's a little difficult to describe Hugo. I'd classify it more as a drama, which I wasn't expecting. There's a deep emotional connection with the viewer as Scorsese presents a lonely boy who is looking for some sort of companionship. Great acting all around, as well as a great looking film in terms of cinematography, art direction, and costumes.
Summary: This is a total reversal of type for the often gritty Scorsese who channels his love of film history into a charming adventure story that plays to the cinephile. The cinematography creates some beautiful sequences, but the film is really about the characters and Scorsese manages to find an emotional heart amid the grandeur.
Conclusion: If you have read the beautifully illustrated children's book you will know that this is one heck of a story. It might be a bit of a slow burner at first but once you're in you will be totally mesmerized! Films like this only come along once in a blue moon so, whether you're a nipper or an oldie - make sure you see this film, there really is something in it for everyone!
Conclusion: *Set in the Thirties, orphan Hugo lives in the walls and Clock Tower of the Paris Train Station. He becomes familiar with the various characters around him. Hugo is also fascinated by the mechanics of the creations around him. However, the machines hold clues to various mysteries and the more he fixes the more he unearths!! *This is a spectacular movie that like other Scorsece movies could be classed as an epic!
Conclusion: I'm giving this four stars on a personal level but in talking to a relatively wide range of people about this is one of those films that sparks something of a mixed reaction. Some just found it hugely tedious and some delightful. I ended up in the latter category but after having travelled through the first category first due to a slow and unfocused first thirty or forty minutes.