Golden Door (Nuovomondo) Reviews

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.
June 22, 2007
Director Emanuele Crialese passes no judgments, capturing the mundane and miraculous alike.
June 22, 2007
Turns an old story into something completely new.
June 15, 2007
I've got to be honest here. In the interest of full disclosure, I must confess that I was not entirely awake all the way through.
June 15, 2007
Unfolding like a gorgeous coffee-table book of photographs, Emanuele Crialese's film Golden Door is as lovely to look at as it is dramatically inert.