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Golden Door

Rated PG-13 for brief graphic nudity.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/25/2007 , 118min.
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73%
Viewer score based on 3 ratings
74%
Critic score based on 22 reviews

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August 21, 2011
cravely1
I very much like the would-be critic above who said: \&************* far too surrealistic and only sporadically at that.\" This is junk writing ****** best.
May 22, 2008
ceciliagallo
I am so sorry I was not able to see it as I feel I would have enjoyed since my parents made that perilous journey and I remember the sories my mother told me of the crossing. I live on Staten Island and was not able to get to Manhattan where it was playing. I hope I will be able to see it on DVD. Thank you for your input. Ceciliagallo@aol.com
May 22, 2008
ciaoanita1
I really enjoyed this movie!! It was very realistic and showed the hard life the Italians had in Sicily at the turn of the century. The voyage was long on then and then they had to endure the hardships at Ellis Island. I think every Italian should see this film!! and even if your not Italian it shows other imigrants from other countries and they had similiar hardships. A must to see and have if
May 22, 2008
pointfivewit
This is the best, Now if I can just find another copy.
May 22, 2008
tontardmore
Can a film be more boring???First off - it's far too surrealist and only sporadically at that.The trend has been over - Dali is dead.Every scene is so prolonged. We got the point after the first few cuts.The in crowd will want to tell you how deep is the notion of swimming in milk - complete with the phallic carrot. But it's pointless self indulgence. The few good points, if you speak Italian,

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Variety
An imaginative, intelligent and attractive Italo pic precisely when the country needs it most, Emanuele Crialese's Golden Door reps a solid piece of cinema that neither panders nor preaches. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
What makes Mr. Crialese's telling unusual, apart from the gorgeousness of his wide-screen compositions, is that his emphasis is on departure and transition, rather than arrival. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Writ small, Golden Door is an absorbing and moving love story; writ large, it's the story we've never stopped telling ourselves. Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Beautiful, spacey, trans-oceanic odyssey. Full Review
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
A sluggish procedural on what it was like to make the journey to Ellis Island back in the day. Full Review

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