Rated PG 126 minutes 2011

A Martin Scorsese children’s movie, with all that implies. The famed director doesn’t have much of a feel for the lead character, an orphaned teenage boy who lives in the walls of a 1930s-era Paris train station, maintaining the station’s clocks. Scorsese’s main concern is young Hugo’s (Asa Butterfield) relation to Papa Georges (Ben Kingsley), a grumpy shopkeeper who just might be the great early-film fantasy creator Georges Méliès, living out his life in obscurity. So Hugo isn’t very much for kids – it’s intended for cinema fanatics like Scorsese, and he provides plenty of fuel for the cult with generous clips from Méliès’ short masterpieces, plus his own gorgeously rendered 3D impressions of a film-lover’s Paris. Chloë Grace Moretz costars as Hugo’s juvie love interest, with nice character bits by the mostly British cast: Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, and Sacha Baron Cohen as the comically menacing station inspector. Screenplay by John Logan adapted from the novel by Brian Selznick (127 min.)

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Director: Martin Scorsese

Producer: Graham King, Tim Headington, Martin Scorsese, Johnny Depp, Emma Koskoff, David Crockett, Georgia Kacandes and Christi Dembrowski

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths and Jude Law


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