Hugo Review

'Hugo' Left, 'Safety Last' Right, One of the Many Homages to Vintage Film in Scorsese's Hugo

Hugo is an artistic film masterpiece by the famed director Martin Scorsese. It is based off of the critically acclaimed bestselling book: The Invention of Hugo Cabaret by Brian Selznick. It features a young orphan boy named Hugo who lives in the walls of a train station winding the clocks every day. He occasionally steals from a cranky old toymaker (a superb performance by Ben Kingsley) in order to fix a mysterious wind-up robot his father brought home as a child, the last memento he had of him. But he must enlist the help of the toymaker’s adventure-seeking god-daughter, Isabelle, so he can find an old secret that holds the significance of vintage filmmaking. Extraordinary director Martin Scorsese wonderfully directs this breathtaking homage to his famed craft: Film.

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