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I thoroughly enjoyed this film - it's a visual feast for the eyes (especially in 3D), and the storyline is well-crafted and engendered a real sense of empathy for all of the characters (even the villain of the piece, the station inspector). Asa Butterfield is excellent as Hugo Cabret, and Ben Kingsley must have had a whale of a time playing Georges Melies - fantastic to watch, too. Helen McCrory, as Mama Jeanne, brought some real warmth to her role. And Sacha Baron Cohen managed to put aside his somewhat-acquired-taste characters of Borat et al, and played the part of the evil (initially) station inspector very well indeed. Also look out for nice little cameo appearances from Christopher Lee, Frances de la Tour and Richard Griffiths, amongst others - even Martin Scorcese appears briefly (as a photographer). The mechanical man is also a star - very well executed, and you also start feeling sympathy for him as well, which is really strange; I think it just shows how good Scorcese is at his art.

And, last but not least, it highlights the amazing work of Georges Melies, who will be unknown to many people before viewing this film. As a follow-up action I'd recommend watching the excellent Melies The Magician [1997] [DVD] [NTSC] as this gives an excellent insight into his career. Wonderful!
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on 2 June 2017
I've been a fan of Scorsese films such as Goodfellas, Mean streets, After hours and Taxi driver. However, this is
different as it comes from a book and is based in 1930s Paris. The film contains shots from early cinema such as Harold
Lloyd and also Georges Méliès who made the film A Trip to the Moon which was loosely based on Jules Verne's
From the Earth to the Moon and H. G. Wells' The First Men in the Moon. The 3D cinematography is also great.
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on 9 March 2017
A great & surprising film from Martin Scorsese. A film for children & adults alike (not just for kids!). Great acting, wonderful photography & sets, and top-notch 3D (which one doesn't always find in '3D' videos!
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on 5 January 2014
When it was first announced that Martin Scorsese was going to make a film of this popular novel, a lot of people was surprised; after all who associates Martin Scorsese with films particularly aimed at children.

However, this film is very good. It is beautifully shoot with great performances, and some spectacular special effects. Chloe Mertz steels every scene she's in and it features one of Ben Kingsley's best performances in years.
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on 26 March 2017
Scorsese's unknown masterpiece! A delightful, enchjanting and funny little film!
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on 21 June 2017
To be honest, got a bit bored so never watched until the end.
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on 15 March 2017
Excellent family film with top notch cast .
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on 23 May 2017
I have seen this twice before on TV but this film really comes to life in 3D
Wonderful Film in 2D too
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on 23 March 2017
Excellent film.
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on 13 March 2015
Bought for Granddaughter but not had time to watch it with her yet, I only get to see her twice a month but have been told it's a GR8 film hence me getting it for her.
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