Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.

PG 2011 127 minutes

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Based on 51 reviews

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Based on 125 reviews

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This movie is great! But WARNING in around middle a little more then middle there is a horrifying part were Hugo has a night mare and finds himself being hit by a train but is a dream inside a dream so he wakes still dreaming with the automaton staring at him theres his fathers watch who his father does die and the watch is gone and he hears a tik tok tik tok coming from his bed he searches his bed unbuttons his PJ shirt and his body is completely made of the automaton it is one of the scariest things i have ever seen and i'm 9 years old and i'm not scared of much. the automaton is a very creepy robot thats very old fashioned you can see all the gears and meddle inside of it. the automatons face is a little weird. if you have a kid thats under nine cover there eyes they don't want to see that part. and if your kid is uncomfortable with animatronics or they think there just creepy looking. then of my opinion then don't show them this movie i made the wrong choice watching that particular part.but other wise the movie is fun exciting and the actors are wonderful. i hope you look out for the part. thanks for reading this!

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age 8+

Scorsese doing his best Spielberg

Martin Scorsese at his Spielberg sentimental best with this children's emotional rollercoaster of a film that at its automaton heart has the history of silent films and specifically Georges Mélies inside of it. The film is an adventure and takes its own trips exploiting the complex and sad life of orphans in France living in a train station in 1931. Hugo is a delight, a ticking clock of hope which they will need once the Nazis (which are less than 10 years away) use the sentimental and manipulative power of cinema to their advantage in Triumph of the Will.

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