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Hugo (2011)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  23 November 2011 (USA)
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Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, 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. Written by napierslogs

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret  »

Box Office


$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,364,505 (USA) (18 November 2011)


$73,820,094 (USA) (6 April 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jude Law (Hugo's father) only appears on screen for 3 minutes in the entire film. See more »


The Montparnasse Train Station where most of the action is supposed to take place is alternatively shown on the same side of the river as the Eiffel tower, and on the other side. It actually is on the same side. See more »


Isabelle: We could get into trouble.
Hugo Cabret: That's how you know it's an adventure.
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Crazy Credits

There is only one opening credit, the film's title, which does not appear until nearly 15 minutes into the film. See more »


References La Bête Humaine (1938) See more »


Written by Felix Bernard, Johnny Black (as Johnny S. Black) and Fred Fisher
Performed by Paul Eakins Mortier Belgian Band Organ
Courtesy of Carlisle Music Company
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User Reviews

Visually Stunning. The best 3D to date
6 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Saw it today in a sneak preview today at the Director's Guild in LA. James Cameron who was there professed it's a masterpiece and the best 3D to date. And he's right on both fronts. The film is exquisitely crafted. The cinematography and set design is likely going to take home a couple gold guys. It's a film lover's dream movie. As with many of Scorsese's films, it's an inspired film history lesson along side of being a dreamlike children's fable. A really unique combination that will work for the film enthusiasts and discerning family's with kids. Maybe a bit long for broad audiences with very little kids, but the images are so enchanting, it should win over most everybody. Sasha Baron Cohen is a brilliant and hilarious standout as the twitchy constable. It should be very well received just on the 3D alone.

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