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Film Flush Ep. 5.1: Hugo review

By inSing.com EditorMovies - 24 February 2012 9:37 AM | Updated 28 February 2012

Film Flush Ep. 5.1: Hugo review

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The Buzz: Hugo is acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s first 3D film, and it is bagged 11 Oscar nominations including best picture and director, as well as for its cinematography and visual effects.

The Stars: Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ray Winstone, Sacha Baron Cohen

The Story: In early 1930s Paris, the orphaned Hugo (Butterfield) lives in Montparnasse station, where he scurries through forgotten passageways maintaining the clocks. He learned this skill from his late father (Law), but an automaton they were fixing is his only reminder of his happier childhood. Dodging the tenacious station inspector (Baron Cohen), Hugo worms his way into the life of grouchy shopkeeper Georges (Kingsley), and has a series of adventures with his goddaughter Isabelle (Moretz). When they learn that Georges is forgotten pioneer filmmaker Georges Melies, they decide to help bring him back to life. 

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