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Golden Door (2007) "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… 2007-05-25 PG-13 PT118M Drama Vincenzo Amato Charlotte Gainsbourg Miramax
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Golden Door (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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EMI-GRATING Aurora Quattrocchi (left) and Amato (below) in Golden Door , a coming-to-America saga that never really gets off the ground
EMI-GRATING Aurora Quattrocchi (left) and Amato (below) in Golden Door, a coming-to-America saga that never really gets off the ground
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: May 25, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 118 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Vincenzo Amato and Charlotte Gainsbourg; 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

Originally posted May 22, 2007 Published in issue #936 Jun 01, 2007 Order article reprints