Metacritic Movie Ratings
Hugo Reviews



out of 100

Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

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    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    A fabulous and passionate love letter to the cinema and its preservation framed by the strenuous adventures of two orphans in 1930s Paris.

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  • 91

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    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Hugo both ticks and flies by, a marvel meant to be pulled from the cabinet and enjoyed again and again.

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  • 88

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    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Overall, however, the manner in which the film blends the tale of an imperiled boy and the history of cinema makes for an ambitious and fanciful ride.

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  • 50

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    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Visually Hugo is a marvel, but dramatically it's a clockwork lemon.

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