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A young boy, Hugo, lives in the walls of the train station in Paris, keeping the clocks going and surviving on what he can steal. When he meets a cantankerous shopkeeper with a shrouded past, Hugo starts down a path that will unveil a long–standing mystery and provide they key to unlock the message of the broken mechanical automaton left behind by his deceased father.

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–Cranker
Rated PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking; 126 min; Directed by Martin Scorsese
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