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Hugo Reviews

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December 9, 2019
Overall, Hugo is like a Christmas present - the wrapping is beautiful but the present itself is a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 25, 2018
It just, somehow, doesn't come across, doesn't add up to anything memorable.
August 31, 2018
The first thing to say... is that it is a visual wonder... But the second thing to say is nothing else is as exciting as the look of it and if there is a third thing it is this: Hugo himself is rather boringly bland and I didn't much care for him.
November 21, 2011
A plea for film preservation made in the medium that's killing it, Hugo unwittingly proves that old movies really were better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 3, 2012
On some very basic levels, Hugo just isn't very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 1, 2011
Hugo's best moments are those that aren't actually Hugo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2011
Scorsese uses 3D to submerge viewers into a glittering storybook world, but all of Hugo's beauty can't make up for the sidetracking of the tale of the orphaned boy living in the train station in favor of a film preservation PSA.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 23, 2011
It's as if David Copperfield wandered into a History of Film lecture. Maybe it isn't a great idea to wait till you're nearly 70 to make your first kid movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2012
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 1, 2011
[T]here's certainly much to admire here... [but] Hugo feels like two very different films inelegantly spliced together...
November 22, 2011
Ultimately, the biggest disappointment of Hugo is that it fails to make the case for 3-D as a legitimate tool for the serious filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 2, 2011
The lesson to be learned is that [Scorsese] should stick to what he knows best, for Hugo won't appeal to anyone, least of all kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 30, 2011
Beautifully photographed and well acted but the storyline, especially when Kingsley's character takes center stage, is tediously tiring
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 12, 2011
Scorsese has pulled out all the stops - and keeps yanking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 24, 2020
Hugo is the master's new sublime work especially intended for lovers of the seventh art who long to light the wick of the magic wand of the cinema of the past. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 8, 2019
Two hours of remarkable cinema that is, dare I say it, truly magical. Somehow, I think Melies would have been proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 26, 2019
Exquisitely acted and a heretofore unequalled artistic use of 3D.
May 6, 2019
I've not been a fan of 3-D films in general, but Hugo takes full advantage of the technology, creating a storybook-like world with rich layers and textures. That alone is enough to make Hugo worth seeing, but the film is much more.
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