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Hugo  

Cast

Georges Melies: Ben Kingsley
Station Inspector: Sacha Baron Cohen
Hugo Cabret: Asa Butterfield
Isabelle: Chloe Grace Moretz
Uncle Claude: Ray Winstone
Review January 2012

Based on the best-selling novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznik, comes Hugo, a whimsical, childlike fantasy that takes place in the 1930s, deep within the walls of a Paris train station. There, a 12 year old orphan named Hugo works anonymously to keep all of the clocks running on time. Such was the work of his late father. And following the disappearance of his uncle and an accidental encounter with an eccentric young girl, he embarks on a quest to unlock the mystery of his past, present, and future left behind in cryptic and mechanized clues by his father. A magical, visually stunning adventure for the entire family, Hugo is not exactly the kind of film you'd expect from legendary director, Martin Scorsese. But with a story that cleverly pays homage to the early pioneers of cinema, it's easy to see the attraction. Scorsese's love for film and film preservation shine through in Hugo - an exuberant and meticulous 3D spectacle by one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.



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