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4,622 Ratings


Directed by Martin Scorsese
United States, France, 2011
Drama, Fantasy, Family


In 1930ss Paris, a young orphan lives in a train station oiling the clocks and seeking to uncover the mystery of a broken automaton left to him by his father.

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Hugo Directed by Martin Scorsese

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2012 | 5 wins including: Best Achievement in Art Direction

2012 | 6 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

New York Film Critics

2011 | Winner: Top Films of the Year

What are people saying?

  • Kenji's rating of the film Hugo

    An absolute delight! So rich in its settings and details, so magical in its use of technology, so loving of cinema, so noble in its soul: the film Scorsese was born to make

  • ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Hugo

    The best film Scorsese has made in 21 years and thus far his sole masterpiece in this century. Some films may come along in the future (perhaps Godard's Goodbye To Language) who's utilisation of 3D is superior, but I doubt any will use in a way more thematically suited as Scorsese embraces the legacy of Melies and brings this small world to life with this new tool. An ode to the past and a voyage to an unknown future

  • Coheed 2.5's rating of the film Hugo

    It's great that Scorsese made a mainstream film that celebrated (and pulls me further on into investigating) the films of Georges Méliès and early cinema, bringing film preservation to young audiences as well. I just wish Scorsese made a film that was actually good, rather than a mediocre family film, whose segments about classic cinema seemed as obtuse as when stereotypical 'fanboys' talk about movies.

  • Francisco R.'s rating of the film Hugo

    Its seems more than appropriate that a homage this grand and inmediatly humble to the pioneers of cinema comes from none other than Scorsese himself, using 3D amazingly well for a first time and given the circumstances elevating the new medium to symbolic heights as well.

  • Endless Eye's rating of the film Hugo

    I may have echoed some of the disdained comments below had I not stayed with the film long enough to become entirely captivated by the wonderful scenes colorfully illustrating the tragic history of Georges Méliès and his movies. "Hugo" begins to feel like its not going anywhere until this transformation takes place and a new vision of film history appears before our eyes, truly almost lost, but re-inspired here.

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Hugo

    Scorsese is a wizard behind the camera. He has successfully made one of the greatest cinematic achievements of the new decade, and possibly of his career next to his beloved mobster films. Is this better than "Casino" or "Goodfellas?" Hell no. But this proves that Scorsese can do anything and everything. This is his amazing ode to cinema, and he recites it extremely well.

  • Eirik Smidesang Slåen's rating of the film Hugo

    Far from a masterpiece, but overall a well-made and involving nostalgia trip that should have been better. The script is uneven, the characters underdeveloped and the visuals often outdo the action taking place.

  • SALESK's rating of the film Hugo

    Unfortunately, all the magic belongs to Melies. 3D effects are awkward, overstuffed vehicles for telegraphed w-h-i-m-s-y. Nevertheless, they're not particularly ill-used or annoying. Doesn't get interesting till the film nerd historian shows up and by then it's all a little ho-hum anyway. Kid actors were particularly bad.