By Gregory Kirschling
Updated May 23, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Golden Door

type
  • Movie

”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

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Golden Door

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 118 minutes
director
  • Emanuele Crialese

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