Golden Door (Nuovomondo) Reviews

Page 3 of 5
June 29, 2007
Director Emanuele Crialese makes this touching story very entertaining by injecting wild visuals (through neat fantasy sequences) and utilizing a somewhat modern score and soundtrack.
June 29, 2007
Tedious and bland - entry denied!
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 24, 2007
Emanuele Crialese's wondrous Nuovomondo (Golden Door) recalls America's erstwhile promise with a mix of exhilaration and delicacy, peppered with judicious insight.
June 22, 2007
Images on a movie screen can either show the truth literally or evoke it emotionally. The Golden Door, tries to do both, alternating visions of stark realism with poetically dreamlike material in an unsteady and, ultimately, unsatisfying blend.
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 22, 2007
Despite the hardships depicted, Golden Door is a sweet film at heart, playing witness to the birth pangs of modern America with both due respect and the occasional comic grace note, but not, oddly, one single shot of the Statue of Liberty.
June 21, 2007
Painted onscreen in a hypnotic mix of hypercharged naturalism and magic realism, Golden Door is not about the destination but the journey.
June 21, 2007
As close as the movies come to poetry.
June 21, 2007
There's a big difference between slowly unfurling a difficult story so that it rewards a patient audience, and simply teasing viewers nearly to the point of torture. The Golden Door [skirts] dangerously close to the torturous.
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
Darkly painted, but loaded with humour and ultimately sweetly optimistic.
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.
June 15, 2007
The folkloric tone that seemed so pretentious in [Respiro] is powerfully effective here.
June 15, 2007
A STRIKINGLY shot tale of Sicilian villagers seeking a better life in America, Golden Door is so minimalist, it's practically a silent film.
June 15, 2007
A three-paneled piece, where the strength lies in the detail work rather than the larger brushstrokes.
June 15, 2007
A movie about immigration that even Lou Dobbs can get behind. It's so hypnotically breathtaking, you don't realize you're not breathing. By the final shot, you don't realize you're crying either, but there go the tears.
June 15, 2007
There's an old Zen saying, 'It's the journey, not the destination.' The Golden Door offers an extraordinary journey of its own.
Page 3 of 5