Hugo (2011)

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key which Hugo needs to find to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets with a shopkeeper, George Melies, who works in the train station and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 94% / Audience 78%

Rated PG,  2 hr 6 mins

GENRES
Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION
Martin Scorsese
CAST
Asa Butterfield  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Sacha Baron Cohen

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Asa Butterfield Hugo Cabret
Chloë Grace Moretz Isabelle
Ben Kingsley Georges Méliès
Sacha Baron Cohen The Station Inspector
Jude Law Hugo's Father
Christopher Lee Monsieur Labisse
Helen McCrory Mama Jeanne
Michael Stuhlbarg Rene Rabard
Marco Aponte Julien Carette
Emily Mortimer Lisette
Ray Winstone Uncle Claude
Frances de la Tour Madame Emilie