I recently reviewed Martin Scorsese’s Hugo for Lost in the Multiplex:
A family friendly fantasy film shot in 3D certainly doesn’t sound like your typical Scorsese movie and sure enough there isn’t a curse word or even a ‘mook’ to be heard. Instead the legendary director has delivered a captivating and visually stunning tale which is at its heart an ode to the wonder of cinema itself.
Based on the novel The Adventures of Hugo Cabaret by Brian Selznick, the movie is set in 1920’s Paris and focuses on a young orphan called Hugo (Asa Butterfield) who lives in the walls of a Parisian train terminal maintaining the station’s grand old clocks. Hugo is forced spend most of his time hiding from the station’s guard (Sacha Baron Cohen), the villain of the piece who is determined to send the boy to an orphanage. When he was alive, Hugo’s late father was an expert watchmaker who handed his passion for fixing things on to his son. He also left a half-fixed mechanical automaton which Hugo is desperately trying to make work, using all the technical know-how his father passed down to him.
You can read the full review here: