December 5, 2011
With Hugo, Martin Scorsese beautifully illustrates our need to put our talents to good use
Despite the fact that Martin Scorsese's first film for all ages, Hugo, was based on the Caldecott-winning children's novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, it wouldn't be fair to call it a family movie. A fanciful invention loosely tied to the real life of a fanciful inventor, it is instead a charming meditation on film, art, and the value of work that will likely prove too quiet for most youngsters. But for a certain kind of reflective child and likeminded adults, Hugo is a 3D gift-wrapped dream.