Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Draggy Italian epic that's big on production values but skimpy on inspiration.
  2. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    50
    A sluggish procedural on what it was like to make the journey to Ellis Island back in the day.
  3. The movie never really comes alive, and Crialese's coyness with Lucy's character is more frustrating than mysterious.
  4. 50
    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.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. EzekielB
    Jul 26, 2007
    9
    A stunningly beautiful epic with a very original concept that breaks from the standard immigrant story, here it is the emigrant story about A stunningly beautiful epic with a very original concept that breaks from the standard immigrant story, here it is the emigrant story about departure, and the dream. Full Review »
  2. JimG
    Jun 21, 2007
    7
    Some wonderful moments in this film visually and emotionally, but unfortunately uneven. Way better than most films however.
  3. KennethB.
    Jun 10, 2007
    4
    50 minutes shorter and maybe there is a movie here! It just dragged on. The art direction and cinematography was excellent.