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 film is touching, imaginative and makes the best of its cash through a minimalist skill that shows Crialese to be a genuinely original director.
June 29, 2007
His excellent new film gives us the fierceness without the syrup: a solidly constructed film with a brilliant visual sense, tremendous performances and an eloquent, dreamy sense of time and place. It held me in every frame.
June 29, 2007
Gorgeous to look at, unfashionably optimistic and quirkily seductive, this is a robust joy of a movie. It's certainly one of my favourite releases of the year so far.
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.
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