Harlequin’s review published on Letterboxd :
This is the first time I have EVER seen a film where a boy, Asa Butterfield, managed to outshine every single actor in it. I'm far from a fan of child actors, they mostly annoy me by overacting in some very unamusing way, creating some very cringe worthy moments. But they also tend to have really loud LOUD screaming high pitched screechy voices that bores through your skull and leaves permanent brain-damage.
Hugo is nothing like it, thank God.
While the story itself seemed to tick by veeeeeery slow, and jumped from one main issue to the next, without resolving the first, I massively enjoyed the beautiful shots, and great imagination of a highly unique film.