» Reviews: Hugo

Nathan Schwartz

|    Monday, November 28, 2011

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Producer: Johnny Depp, Timothy Headington, Graham King, Martin Scorsese
  • Writer: Screenplay: John Logan – Book: Brian Selznick
  • Starring: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer
  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Running Time: 127 min
  • Rating: PG
  • Genre: Adventure, Family

Like a skillfully constructed timepiece, Hugo, a part charming family movie, part homage to Georges Méliès, ticked and tocked with masterful craftsmanship and power. It’s surreal design and setting, beautiful story, wonderful acting, lovely music and overall magnetism made this not just a cute kids movie, but also a marvelous film for all ages. Even the use of 3D, which I usually despise, fit seamlessly into the film, and even added a little more to the dreamlike experience. It’s a magical ride filled with layers of beauty and charm that I can see myself cherishing for years to come.

Verdict: Go See It In Theaters

 

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  1. […] Can someone please explain to me why it was worthy of the award? In my mind either Moneyball or Hugo should’ve won. I know these are but my own wee opinions, but I feel that they were both superior […]

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