Posted 11.22.11 by reelz
Hugo is shooting for the stars, and doing so with an early positive critic reception (96% on Rotten Tomatoes as of publication). Competing with the other highly anticipated family movies this weekend, The Muppets and Arthur Christmas, Hugo appears to be neck and neck. Maybe having the Scorsese name attached has something to do with it?
"Yes, Hugo is a family film and, yes, your children and your inner child stand to be enraptured, but the family Scorsese really made this for is the 100-year-old tribe of watchers in the dark."
— Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Come and dream with me," a filmmaker pleads in Martin Scorsese's exquisite fantasy Hugo, offering an invitation that's clearly extended from Scorsese himself."
— Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"This isn't a stuffy exercise for movie buffs. It's a real and touching story, full of childlike wonder."
— Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Hugo is big, and it exists mainly to dazzle, but its storytelling ambitions are more modest. I enjoyed it more than many a later Scorsese picture."
— Michael Phillips , Chicago Tribune
"Recognizes the fragility of youth while affectionately saying, 'Believe it or not, kids, your parents had lives before you came along. And they went to the movies too.'"
— Matt Pais, Red Eye
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November 23, 2011