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Golden Door''Presented'' by Martin Scorsese, the Italian immigration drama Golden Door is a sluggish procedural on what it was like to make the...Golden DoorDramaPT118MPG-13''Presented'' by Martin Scorsese, the Italian immigration drama Golden Door is a sluggish procedural on what it was like to make the...2007-05-23Miramax
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Golden Door

Genre: Drama; Starring: Vincenzo Amato, Charlotte Gainsbourg; Director: Emanuele Crialese; Author: Emanuele Crialese; Release Date Limited: 05/25/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 118; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Miramax

”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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