La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage)
La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage) (2013)

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Rated: Unrated
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ronnie Scheib
Variety

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.

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Lee Zachariah
Concrete Playground

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.

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Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

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.

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Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

The acting style wavers from the sensitive to the most sitcomish ... What's ham in Portuguese, canastrão?

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Fiona Williams
sbs.com.au

It's hard to fault the film's rousing shout out to hard-working migrant families, but the message gets muddled in the madness.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

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

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Andreia Cordeiro
Home is where you left your heart. A movie that calls to my portuguese roots and how no matter where we go, we take a piece of our country with us.
hawk ledge
The first half is fun but runs out of steam in the late stages.