ClearPlay In Action!ClearPlay has a pretty easy time with this tame PG film. A few instances of mild language and violence are handled, and ClearPlay trims part of a conversation with a reference to “relations” between a husband and wife. With ClearPlay, Hugo is appropriate for the whole family.
Should You Go to Get Hugo?…Hugo cleaned up in the technical categories at the Oscars and it is in this area that the film truly shines. The sets, costumes, cinematography, and art direction are absolutely fantastic. The story is about fixing people by giving them a purpose, and it is tenderly realized. The main knock against Hugo is that it is slow and feels long, so you may find yourself wandering back to your iPad or phone before the movie gets too far in. That said, if you’ve got a good attention span and can appreciate the aesthetics of a film, Hugo will reward you.
Brian Fuller —ClearPlay Clock–CrankerRated PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking; 126 min; Directed by Martin Scorsese