'Hugo' -- 3 stars

<b>PG; 2:07 running time</b><br><br>
Rich and stimulating even when it wanders, director Martin Scorsese's first 3-D effort, "Hugo," takes place mostly within the confines of a railway station modeled on Montparnasse. The story, developed by screenwriter John Logan from Brian Selznick's graphic novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," ranges beyond the station. But every locale in Scorsese's vision of 1931 Paris looks and feels like another planet. The filmmaker embraces storybook artifice as wholeheartedly as he relays the tale's lessons in the importance of film preservation. Wait. "Hugo" is about film preservation? I though it was about an orphan who lives in the walls of the station and maintains the clock works and acquires a mysterious automaton and ... well, it's both. It's a few different things. -- Michael Phillips<br><br>Read the full <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-1121-hugo-20111122,0,3088164.column>"Hugo" movie review</a>

PG; 2:07 running time

Rich and stimulating even when it wanders, director Martin Scorsese's first 3-D effort, "Hugo," takes place mostly within the confines of a railway station modeled on Montparnasse. The story, developed by screenwriter John Logan from Brian Selznick's graphic novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," ranges beyond the station. But every locale in Scorsese's vision of 1931 Paris looks and feels like another planet. The filmmaker embraces storybook artifice as wholeheartedly as he relays the tale's lessons in the importance of film preservation. Wait. "Hugo" is about film preservation? I though it was about an orphan who lives in the walls of the station and maintains the clock works and acquires a mysterious automaton and ... well, it's both. It's a few different things. -- Michael Phillips

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