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Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, ChloÃ« Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths
Originally Released: November 23, 2011
With all the praise surrounding the immersive 3D experience of Hugo, I truthfully didnâ€™t think I would enjoy watching the movie on the small screen in a streaming viewing experience. In fact, with the â€œkidâ€™s movieâ€ stigma attached to it, Iâ€™m fairly sure I wanted to dislike it.
But it is impossible to dislike a Martin Scorsese film.
Despite the deficiency of 3D immersion, Scorsese had my attention riveted from the very beginning of the movie. With several early sequences that embodies his trademark single-shot â€œhow the hell did he film thisâ€ technique(s), connected with high standard acting from a stellar cast, Hugo stands well enough on its own without that 3D garbage, thank-you-very-much!
Actually, the coupling of Scorseseâ€™s filming and direction techniques, with the excellent cast make this a superb movie experience. And when it comes to the cast, Scorsese most definitely has an eyeball for talent: Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law, and more all favor the screen in Hugo, but it is Asa Butterfieldâ€™s performance as the title character that tremendously grabs you.
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