MovieLine: Hugo Review

MovieLine: God help filmmakers who become legendary: Even if they manage to avoid becoming prisoners of their own high standards, there’s no escaping those of their audience. And so Martin Scorsese has taken perhaps one of the biggest risks of his career — bigger, even, than making a radiant, low-key movie about the origins of the Dalai Lama — in adapting Brian Selznick’s subtle and wondrous children’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. You just know there’s going to be some asshole at the dinner party asking, “Yes, but how does it compare with Taxi Driver?”

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