Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Brian Selznick's award-winning novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret stars Asa Butterfield, as an orphan boy who lives in a Parisian train station. Sent to live with his drunken uncle after his father's death in a fire, Hugo learned how to wind the massive clocks that run throughout the station. When the uncle disappears one day, Hugo decides to maintain the clocks on his own, hoping nobody will catch on to him squatting in the station.

His natural aptitude for engineering leads him to steal gears, tools, and other items from a toy-shop owner who maintains a storefront in the station. Hugo needs these purloined pieces in order to rebuild a mechanical man that was left in the father's care at the museum -- the restoration was a project father and son did together.

When Georges (Ben Kingsley), the old man who runs the toy stand, catches on to the thievery, he threatens to turn Hugo over to the station's lone police officer (Sacha Baron Cohen, who makes every effort to send any parentless child in the station to the orphanage. But Hugo's run-in with Georges leads to a friendship with the elderly gentleman's goddaughter, Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz), who unknowingly possesses the last item Hugo needs to make the mechanical man work again.

Member Reviews

Marvellous Cinema

Martin Scorsese (director and producer) scores big with a fantasy drama that is a marvel in cinematography, production design, sound and special effects. Hugo was the AFI Movie of the Year, winner... Read More

- c4th

Scorsese is a genius!

I never would have guessed that this is a Scorsese movie! What a change from his usual repertoire. He has handled all the characters very well. I know some have pointed out to the over acting by... Read More

- Mano


This film is a breathtaking, visual achievement that will appeal to everyone from preteens on up. The story is inspired by the works of Dickens and Verne and is about a young orphan, Hugo, searching... Read More

- djfunkybob

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