Golden Door (Nuovomondo) Reviews

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January 10, 2008
July 13, 2007
Yes, the details are spot-on and realistic in the extreme. But we've seen them before. It's the story Crialese hangs this detail on that's weak.
June 29, 2007
Its minutiae don't bring a lump in the throat -- just a drumming of the fingers.
June 29, 2007
The rhythms of the movie are slow and daydreamy, but [director] Crialese delights in breaking up the realism with his protagonist's mystical -- almost madcap -- visions of the New World's abbondanza.
June 28, 2007
The film never really coheres, and although some scenes are amazing, the total is slow, ponderous and sometimes silly.
June 27, 2007
[Director] Crialese ends his film on an exquisite note of fantasy: an indelible image of hope and good fortune. His vision is unique; his film, strange and lovely.
July 23, 2009
Prince of the New World
August 17, 2008
I would imagine that if you have a close connection to Ellis Island immigrants, you will be similarly touched by this movie.
January 15, 2008
The film's cinematography by Agnès Godard is breathtaking at times, especially early on during exterior scenes.
January 14, 2008
Crialese presents enough historical detail to give many 2nd and 3rd generation Americans today an idea of what physical and mental scrutiny their grandparents might have been subjected to in order to be accepted through the "Golden Door."
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