Thursday, 1 March 2012

Hugo Review (Updated)


Release Date: 12th January 2012 - Australia

Production Companies
Paramount Pictures (present)
GK Films (present)
Infinitum Nihil

Paramount Pictures Australia

Genre: Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 126 minutes

Budget: $150,000,000

Box Office Gross: $185,770,160

Plot Summary
1930s Paris, an orphan boy
who lives in the walls of a
train station is wrapped up
in a mystery involving his
late father.

Asa Butterfield - Hugo Cabret
Ben Kingsley - Papa Georges
Chloe Grace Moretz - Isabelle
Sacha Baron Cohen - Inspector Gustave
Ray Winstone - Uncle Claude
Jude Law - Hugo's Father
Christopher Lee - Monsieur Labisse
Helen McCrory - Mama Jeanne
Michael Stuhlbarg - Rene Tabard
Emily Mortimer - Lisette
Frances de la Tour - Madame Emile
Richard Griffiths - Monsieur Frick

Producer/Director - Martin Scorsese
Based on Book "The Invention
of Hugo Cabret" - Brian Selznick
Screenplay - John Logan
Producers - Johnny Depp, Tim
Headington & Graham King
Production Design - Dante Ferretti
Costume Design - Sandy Powell
Cinematography - Robert Richardson
Film Editor - Thelma Schoonmaker
Visual Effects Supervisor: ILM - John Knoll
Second Unit Director/Director of Photography:
Second Unit/Visual Effects Supervisor -
Robert Legato
Visual Effects Supervisor - Ben Frossman
Digital Effects Supervisor - Alex Henning
Music - Howard Shore


2012 Academy Awards
Best Art Direction - Dante Ferretti &
Francesca Lo Schiavo (Won)
Best Cinematography - Robert Richardson (Won)
Best Sound Editing - Phillip Stockton &
Eugene Gearty (Won)
Best Sound Mixing - Tom Fleischman & John
Midgley (Won)
Best Visual Effects - Rob Legato, Joss Williams,
Ben Grossman & Alex Henning (Won)
Best Costume Design - Sandy Powell (Nominated)
Best Director - Martin Scorsese (Nominated)
Best Film Editing - Thelma Schoonmaker (Nominated)
Best Picture (Nominated)
Best Adapted Screenplay - John Logan (Nominated)

Terrific and impressive picture for all ages, HUGO is definitely a must-see in 3D. The director Martin Scorsese made the film HUGO a mechanical masterpiece and there's not a single dull moment of it. I didn't know that the movie was an ode to the silent classics and I find it very enthralling in this moving family flick. The acting in the film was truly great, but I applaud the performance of Ben Kingsley who does an excellent job for portraying a character who invented the term of film-making and probably we won't guess who that name was. I must admit on the young, up and coming actor Asa Butterfield has innocent looks on playing the title character and I wouldn't forget Sacha Baron Cohen having a lovely time with doing that supporting role.

Many of you like myself would be disappointed that HUGO did not win an Oscar for Best Picture at the Academy Awards which goes to the silent movie THE ARTIST. I'm adding HUGO to my favourite movie list, don't miss out on seeing it.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever

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