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AKA: Hugo Cabret

Country: USA

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery



Hugo Cabret has lost his father and lives alone behind a clock in a Paris station. The main memory he has of his father is him talking about a strange complicated automaton with a heart-shaped key that will set things in motion. One day he runs into a girl with the same heart-shaped key round her neck. By putting the key into the automaton, not only do the pair of them bring it to life, they also kick-start an amazing adventure that will change them both.


Picture for Hugo


  • Asa Butterfield
    (Hugo Cabret)
  • Chloë Grace Moretz
  • Ben Kingsley
  • Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Ray Winstone
  • Gulliver McGrath
    (Young Tabard)
  • Shaun Aylward
    (Street Kid)
  • Ed Sanders [ALUMNUS]

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Based on the 500+ page graphic novel, this movie clocks in at 2.5 hours, though the central mystery is resolved long before that. It seems that once a director becomes enough of a "name," the studios are hesitant to tell him to cut down the running time.

Both leads come from rather posh backgrounds which I think explains why some see their acting as artificial -- they have a lot of training, so their performances lack a certain authentic spark. Butterfield has a striking appearance that always commands attention. Moretz is a minor talent who even in 2011 was clearly being cultivated as a future Hollywood star.

The story itself is interesting and serves as a solid introduction to film history for children.

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A nice concept, but nevertheless a film that seems somehow less than the sum of its parts. I think the problem might have been with the two young actors, Asa Butterfield and Chloë Grace Moretz, both of whom I find slightly annoying, particularly the latter. The cinematography and mise-en-scène is gorgeous (though visuals clearly designed for 3D cinema viewing don't come off quite so well on the small screen in 2D), but I wonder if on this occasion these elements triumph over narrative content. The movie does seem a little overlong.

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Scorsese's love letter to the movies, as many have observed, and very well done indeed. Asa Butterfield and Chloë Grace Moretz make an appealing pair of lead actors.

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Well made movie, although Asa didn't seem to stand out.

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