Hugo parents guide


Overall A

Before the death of his father (Jude Law), Hugo (Asa Butterfield) was shown a remarkable secret. Now living within the walls of a Paris train station, the boy makes little progress understanding the curiosity until he meets a young girl (Chloe Moretz) who appears to hold the key to the mystery.

Release date November 23, 2011

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use B+

Why is Hugo rated PG? The MPAA rated Hugo PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking.

Run Time: 127 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Hugo rated PG? Hugo is rated PG by the MPAA for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking.

Violence: People are pushed and shoved to the ground as characters race through the train station. A man is caught on a hook dragged along the train platform. A dog nips at and bites a man. A fire in a building results in a man’s death. A deceased man is pulled out of a river. A child steals to survive. A man threatens a boy. A character is thrown into a holding pen and then picked up by police. Characters sneak into a movie theater. Characters hang from the side of buildings and experience other moments of peril in the movie, as well as in historical film footage. A train nearly runs over a person on the track.

Sexual Content: Men discuss a woman’s pregnancy and the paternity of the child. Other brief sexual innuendo is included.

Language: The script contains brief name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Smoking among secondary characters is repeatedly depicted. A man is drunk. Other characters drink on occasion.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG
Ontario PG Some Frightening Scenes.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Hugo"

Cast and Crew

Hugo is directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Lee.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Hugo movie is February 28, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Hugo

Release Date: 28 February 2012

Hugo releases to home video in a Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) and a 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). Both packages include:

- Shoot the Moon

- The Cinemagician, Georges Méliès

- The Mechanical Man at the Heart of Hugo

- Big Effects, Small Scale

- Sacha Baron Cohen: Role of a Lifetime

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Stuck in a place where people are always coming and going haunts some of the characters in this movie. In The Terminal, a man without a passport faces similar frustrations.

This movie is based on the illustrated novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. by Brian Selznick. Other movies inspired by children’s books include Bridge to Terebithia, Because of Winn Dixie and Charlotte’s Web.

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