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Hugo [Blu-ray] [2011]

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  • Release Date: 08/29/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (125 out of 135)

    Synopsis


    Hugo
    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. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ben Kingsley
      Ben Kingsley - Georges Méliès
    • Sacha Baron Cohen
      Sacha Baron Cohen - Station Inspector
    • Asa Butterfield
      Asa Butterfield - Hugo Cabret
    • Chloë Grace Moretz
      Chloë Grace Moretz - Isabelle
    • Ray Winstone
      Ray Winstone - Uncle Claude



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 135 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Scorsese's passion for film shines through in Hugo

      Posted
      Tisn
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      Buy this movie! Scorsese's adaptation of Brian Selznick's *The Invention of Hugo Cabret" is surprisingly touching and personal, and great fun to boot. Set inside the walls of a train station, we meet Hugo, a boy who is living alone in the station's clock tower. He spends his days observing the throngs of passengers passing through the station, and spends his evenings carefully reconstructing a mysterious mechanical man--his late father's pet project--using a secret diary. To rebuild the mechanical man -- he steals wind-up toys for the gears and things inside. One day he is caught, and his diary stolen, and that's just the beginning of the film. What follows is an adventure that brings him into contact with many interesting characters, including a spirited girl and a toy shop owner who is not quite what he seems. You'll be surprised where this movie ultimately takes you. It's hard to see at first why Scorsese would be interested in this story, of all the stories he could have filmed, but that eventually becomes clear, and afterward you will realize why Scorsese was the perfect person to film this story. Nominated for a Best Picture academy award, it's well worth your time, and stands up to multiple viewings.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A children's film gem

      Posted
      drmar120

      To answer another reviewer's bafflement at not liking Hugo: Sometimes people just don't get a certain film. And these folks clearly did not. The fact that this was an overwhelming critics' darling (93% on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer; that's among major film critics) says something. It's rare to encounter a kids' film so intelligent and thoughtful as Hugo.Hugo the orphan lives alone secretly inside a great Paris train terminal and constantly has to evade the station policeman, who would throw him in an orphanage. He tries to rebuild the automaton that his dead father found. He discovers that an old man with a shop in the station is far more than he seems, while befriending the old man's granddaughter. In the process he finds his new family and brings the bitter old man back to wonderful life. The other reviewer finds the movie dull, which is baffling. There's plenty of adventure here and more than enough action. The characters are lovingly drawn. There is no pandering to viewers--kids or adults. The eye candy that Scorcese has created is terrific (think your most colorful, nostalgic image of 1930s Paris and you're there). The 3D effect is on a par with Avatar--utterly supportive of the story, but never distracting or cheapening. Can I guarantee you'll love Hugo? Obviously not, to judge by that other review. But anyone who loves great kids' films and the history of cinema (a very vital element of the movie) ought to see it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An enjoyable foray into movie magic

      Posted
      MogwaiJesus
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      It's a neat trick, to make a feel-good movie that doesn't cater to the lowest common denominator through overt sentimentality and schmaltz. Leave it to Martin Scorsese, known primarily for his hyper-violent blasts of cinematic brutality, to put smiles on our faces by dazzling us with a masterful exploration of why we love the movies. On its surface, "Hugo" is about an orphaned boy who lives at a train station. In most other "family films," hijinks - usually in the form of slapstick humor and crude jokes - would ensue. Scorcese's film, though, takes a left-hand turn, developing instead into a love letter to early cinema and one of its real-life innovators. The surface story's still there to be told, of course: the boy yearns for a family, and may yet find one following his dalliance with a female peer. And slapstick does indeed ensue. But here's where the cast works its own sort of magic. Sacha Baron Cohen is the closest thing "Hugo" has to a villain, and is put through the ringer in said slapstick style, but he plays the character subtly enough to be ultimately endearing (and, of course, redeemed by the film's conclusion). The younger actors, Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz, are wonderful and really carry the picture from start to finish. But who can compete with Ben Kingsley when he's as "on" as he is here? Just a great, winning performance that will leave you wanting to jump up and cheer by its culmination. Top to bottom, "Hugo" is a joy to watch, and it looks fantastic on Blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful 3d

      Posted
      Tess3D

      I've just bought my 1st 3d TV a couple months ago. I've been slowly adding to my collection. This was my 1st non-animated purchase and the 3d is wonderful IMO, 5 stars. The depth and pop-outs are throughout the entire movie. I had no idea what the movie was suppose to be about until I watched it, and to be honest, it was not all that wonderful of a plot and I understand why it was a box office flop. 3/4 of the movie your sitting there wondering where things are suppose to be leading to and when things do start coming together, it is still a little dissapointing. The acting, directing and cast are 1st rate, it was just the script, again IMO. If you want to show off your 3d, this is one for your collection. If you want your kids to sit through it, I doubt it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Absolute genius!

      Posted
      ILuvbestbuy247

      Scorcese is an absolute genius. This movie is intended for children and adults alike and is masterfully directed and acted with visuals that take your breath away and a musical score that you will be humming the rest of the day. Movie and cinema lovers will feel chills throughout this film that, in my opinion, is Scorceses homage to his life long passion. The storyline is flawless and flows the entire time, seamlessly, keeping you interested at every moment and every scene. It's a film about films and I loved it. I don't normally leave reviews for blurays I've purchased on this site but the first entry was so far gone about how truly amazing this movie is that I had to leave a 5 star review for anyone thinking about purchasing it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Delightful Family Drama

      Posted
      renotann
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      We had seen this movie at the theater and enjoyed the brilliant story presentation and film composition of the famous Martin Scorsese, as well as the superb character acting of all the principals. The artistic feel of this film was not so widely appreciated as I think it should have been. The story line authenticity and basic adherence to the book, borders on non-fiction coupled with seamless special effects truly draws you into that time period and the lives portrayed. The 3-D version really helps with that.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Saw movie before and just like it over all.

      Posted
      epilepsy
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      The story shows how we can misjudge people before we get to know them. We must never do this. It is like this old saying, never judge a book by its cover. The boy was trying to keep old memories alive. No one would listen to him they just saw him as an orphan who did nothing. Little did they know he kept the clocks running in the tower. That says a lot for his character. The robot got fixed and running. The old man in the shop gave him a job but took the boys instructions to finish his dads robot. Only because he would not tell him where he got them. Through this he made a friend. In the end every thing turns out and he has a family and home. I give it a A++ A must see for everyone. A family film

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      It must have been great in 3D

      Posted
      Fredde

      ...because as a rental without the 3D it was very slow for the first half and then during the second half it was just slow. My wife and I kept saying what was the reason this was such a talked about movie and why did it win awards. On the plus side if you like watching movies and the batteries on your DVD player need replacing, no problem you don't need a pause button for this movie. You can take bathroom breaks, go to the kitchen and even have a conversation or two without missing anything in the movie. Sometimes a movie affects you and keeps you thinking well afer the movie ended. This movie was like that, today both my wife and I said, "How could that movie win Academy Awards?" and "What did we miss?".

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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