La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Alves ultimately unites his large cast in festive unity, with comic reversals redeeming the seemingly irredeemable in farcical fashion, and with large doses of ethnic warming."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"For all the odd cultural references, the film is charming and feelgood and pretty funny. If you've been burned by bad French comedies in recent times, this should certainly help mend those wounds."
‑ Lee Zachariah, Concrete Playground
"Alves has served up a loveably authentic romp, that manages to speak to a broad audience, while also echoing the experiences of millions of emigrés around the world."
‑ Ed Gibbs, The Sun Herald
"The acting style wavers from the sensitive to the most sitcomish ... What's ham in Portuguese, canastrão?"
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"It's hard to fault the film's rousing shout out to hard-working migrant families, but the message gets muddled in the madness."
‑ Fiona Williams, sbs.com.au
"The film's success lies in its clever, funny script and beautifully judged performances by a Portuguese and French cast who bring the story and its humour to life in an authentic way"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"A Portuguese working-class couple who give all they've got to their employers must rearrange their priorities when they come into a large inheritance."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"First-time writer/director Ruben Alves based this delightful, family-values lark on his life experiences and elicits some playful performances from his ensemble cast."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
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