Review: “Hugo.”

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is the rarest kind of family movie: one that will appeal to adults more than it appeals to children. Now don’t get me wrong. Kids of all ages will be enraptured by the story of a young orphan who, against all odds, finds his place in the world. But unlike most cross-generational family movies, Hugo does not engage adults with ironic references or crass jokes. Instead, Scorsese’s latest is a visual delight, and its 3D enriches our watching experience. More importantly, it is thematically ambitious, using history to remind us of the imagination’s power and why we go to the movies.

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