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Family, Drama
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480 (DVD equivalent)

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  1. Asa Butterfield Hugo Cabret
  2. Jude Law
  3. Chloe Moretz
  4. Emily Mortimer Lisette
  5. Sacha Baron Cohen Station Inspector
  6. Ben Kingsley Georges Méliès
  7. Chloë Moretz Isabelle
  8. Ray Winstone Uncle Claude
  9. Christopher Lee Monsieur Labisse
  10. Helen McCrory Mama Jeanne
  11. Michael Stuhlbarg Rene Tabard
  12. Frances de la Tour Madame Emilie


  1. Martin Scorsese


  1. Martin Scorsese
  2. Johnny Depp
  3. Tim Headington
  4. Graham King


  1. John Logan
  2. Brian Selznick

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Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Brian Selznick's award-winning novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret stars Asa Butterfield, as an orphan boy who lives in a Parisian train station. Sent to live with his drunken uncle after his father's death in a fire, Hugo learned how to wind the massive clocks that run throughout the station. When the uncle disappears one day, Hugo decides to maintain the clocks on his own, hoping nobody will catch on to him squ... Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Brian Selznick's award-winning novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret stars Asa Butterfield, as an orphan boy who lives in a Parisian train station. Sent to live with his drunken uncle after his father's death in a fire, Hugo learned how to wind the massive clocks that run throughout the station. When the uncle disappears one day, Hugo decides to maintain the clocks on his own, hoping nobody will catch on to him squatting in the station. His natural aptitude for engineering leads him to steal gears, tools, and other items from a toy-shop owner who maintains a storefront in the station. Hugo needs these purloined pieces in order to rebuild a mechanical man that was left in the father's care at the museum -- the restoration was a project father and son did together. When Georges (Ben Kingsley), the old man who runs the toy stand, catches on to the thievery, he threatens to turn Hugo over to the station's lone police officer (Sacha Baron Cohen, who makes every effort to send any parentless child in the station to the orphanage. But Hugo's run-in with Georges leads to a friendship with the elderly gentleman's goddaughter, Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz), who unknowingly possesses the last item Hugo needs to make the mechanical man work again.

Reviews by Rotten Tomatoes

Scored 'fresh' by Rotten Tomatoes

94%Tomatometer score: 94% positive reviews from professional critics.

percent positive reviews

  1. Positive review
    Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile 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 Full review External link
  2. Positive review
    Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile There are many lovely things in this film it is easy to forgive its small shortcomings Full review External link
  3. Positive review
    Simon Miraudo, Quickflix You can practically feel time stop in sync with the audience's halted breath. It's nothing short of wizardry. Full review External link
  4. Positive review
    Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy 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... Full review External link
  5. Positive review
    Don Groves, Scorsese's exuberant, magical odyssey transports audiences to the dawn of cinema. Full review External link

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