HUGO

Para­mount (PG)

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Sunday Highlights - – Nick Hop­ton

Direc­tor Martin Scors­ese’s foray into fam­ily films is a vis­ual stun­ner. So it’s hard to un­der­stand why the movie that scored five Os­cars wasn’t a box-of­fice smash. Per­haps it’s be­cause the story of or­phan Hugo (Asa But­ter­field), who keeps the clocks run­ning in a 1930s Paris rail­way sta­tion, is clut­tered by too many el­e­ments that ap­peal to an older au­di­ence, and kids may strug­gle with its two hours.

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