Martin Scorsese directs this family adventure set in 1930s Paris, based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabaret.
Hugo (Asa Butterfield from The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) is an orphan, with a natural talent for mechanics and engineering, who lives in the walls of a Paris train station. With the station's foul tempered inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen) on his tail, Hugo becomes entangled in a magical adventure when he encounters a broken robot made by his late father (Jude Law), a mischievious girl (Chloë Moretz, Let Me In) and the elderly owner of a toy shop (Ben Kingsley).
Winner of 5 Oscars - Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing and Visual Effects - at the 2012 Academy Awards. Best Director (Scorsese), Golden Globes 2012. Best Film and Best Director, National Board of Review Awards 2011.
2012Rating: PG, for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking126 minsUK, USA
In attempting to make his first film for all ages, Martin Scorsese has fashioned one for the ages. Simultaneously classical and modern, populist but also unapologetically personal, Hugo flagrantly defies the mind-numbing quality of most contempo kidpics.