Golden Gate

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5.21 h 31 min1994R
Set in 1952, a young FBI agent feeling pressured for a conviction trumps up false spying charges against a Chinese businessman but after 10 years of feeling guilt and remorse, he sets out to make amends to the wrongly convicted man and his daughter.
Directors
Madden,John
Starring
Matt DillonJoan Chen
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Producers
Michael BrandmanLindsay LawStan Wlodkowski
Studio
Thriller and Mystery
Rating
R (Restricted)
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3.9 out of 5 stars

21 global ratings

  1. 58% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 0% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 26% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Suffers from bad writing and overacting
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Golden Gate is about Matt Damon’s guilt over what he did to Tzi Ma which leads him to Ma’s daughter Joan Chen. Most of the movie was filmed in location in San Francisco Chinatown and it was written by playwright David Henry Hwang. One of the main drawbacks is that Dillon consistently overacts his part. He also has a girlfriend who just gives political diatribes almost every time she opens her mouth. Added to that there are some really bad lines. Those all become real distractions. On the positive side they include the Asian American movement from the 1960s which was fun to see people talking about sticking it to the man and Asian stereotypes. Still the bad outweighed the good in the end.
Inquiring MindsReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Two (2****) is best we can do... Mostly pointless trash with no redemption...
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If you could cut about 30 minutes of all the F**** bombs and and associated a sundry foul cliches - it had a some semblance of watch-ability... BUT still no real substance of entertainment here - just a rehash of hundreds (maybe thousands) of movies of a similar nature (Bad parenting as such...)... Liked the actors - they where just dealt a lousy script to work with... Unless you have time to waste and money to burn (call me first - I have a better option) then this is one flick you will want to opt out of watching (it actually get pretty boring in too many places)... You've been warned...
Margaret Ann SimmonsReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
A man with a suitcase
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Maybe you had to have been there to understand how poignant a man with a leather suitcase in a climate of Cambodian jungle heat really is. I think that is what Matt Dillon was trying to do in City of Ghosts, an overly complicated plot but with an honest character trying to figure out how the hell he got to where he is and how the hell can he get out.
It is a brave film and Dillon and his cast are superior. They just do not know how they got there.
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Joshua N. RuizReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie!
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I only watched Golden Gate, but I thought it was a pretty good movie!
Kalikiano KaleiReviewed in the United States on August 21, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great stuff. Anyone who appreciates Chinese & Chinese-American culture ...
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Great stuff. Anyone who appreciates Chinese & Chinese-American culture will find this very enjoyable. Good characterisations and excellent acting by both protagonists, in my opinion.
jimiReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
DILLON SCORES WITH INDIE FILMS
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NICE COLLECTION OF MATT DILLON FILMS. CITY OF GHOST WAS THE BEST I FELT USING SAN FRANCISCO AS A BACKGROUND AND A FILM THAT COVERED LITTLE MORE THAN A DECADE. EACH OF THE FILMS DEALT WITH TOPICAL THEMES AND GOOD ACTING FOR INDIE FILMS..BRAVO
LorraineReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
See, wept, learn, cleanse your spirit.
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Deeply moving -- cathartic! All of us a part are some mix of the evil-hero, Special Agent, Walker and the idealistic, tragic hero Mr. Song whom he drove to suicide on and his daughter, who with the help of the finally repentant Waker exposes the wanton cruelty of Walker and Hoover's FBI. Based on true story in NY of the evil that was the witch-hunting '50s.
Stephan M. CastleReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
Golden Gate
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Intriguing although improbable generational-racial love story about secrets and how they always get you in the end. I liked it.
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