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Golden Door

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Golden Door

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
118 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/25/07
performer:
Vincenzo Amato, Charlotte Gainsbourg
director:
Emanuele Crialese
distributor:
Miramax
author:
Emanuele Crialese
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

”Presented” by Martin Scorsese, the Italian immigration drama Golden Door is a sluggish procedural on what it was like to make the journey to Ellis Island back in the day. As a Sicilian widower (Vincenzo Amato) leads his mother and two sons overseas, we don’t see that much that Chaplin didn’t cover when he made The Immigrant in 1917. Despite a few welcome bits of whimsy, and the lovely presence of The Science of Sleep‘s Charlotte Gainsbourg as a sad-faced Englishwoman on the boat, Door feels as long as a transatlantic voyage. C