The Godfather, Part III (1990)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 56
Fresh: 38 | Rotten: 18
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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 3
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After a break of more than 15 years, director Francis Ford Coppola and writer Mario Puzo returned to the well for this third and final story of the fictional Corleone crime family. Two decades have passed, and crime kingpin Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), now divorced from his wife Kay (Diane Keaton), has nearly succeeded in keeping his promise that his family would one day be "completely legitimate." A philanthropist devoted to public service, Michael is in the news as the recipient of a special
Dec 25, 1990 Wide
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The film is a slow fuse with a big bang -- one that echoes through every family whose own tragedy is an aching for things past and loved ones lost.
The movie, a heady thicket of political intrigue and double crosses, is slower, talkier, and more prosaic than the first two films, and its narrative seams sometimes show. And yet it's more than the sum of its mazelike convolutions.
The Godfather Part III matches its predecessors in narrative intensity, epic scope, socio-political analysis, physical beauty and deep feeling for its characters and milieu.
Represents a certain moral improvement over its predecessors by refusing to celebrate and condemn violence and duplicity in the same breath, or at least to the same degree.
Most film sequels are strictly optional. The Godfather Part III is inevitable, and as such it's irresistible.
The third (and final) chapter of Coppola's epic crima saga is the weakest in terms of narrative and acting, but it still has artistic merits.
This hits have gotten bigger, and the violence has gotten bloodier. It's less of an examination of family and more of a character piece for Michael.
While it's better than your average film in a lot of respects, it simply cannot hold up to the legacy of its predecessors.
...didn't live up to expectations but turned out to be a pretty good movie in any case.
Considering the way it inadvertently lampoons and nearly diminishes the earlier two films, this is nothing less than a travesty.
An epic without epic scope, a muted, strained, unnatural affair that never comes into dramatic focus.
Indeed the disappointment many of its detractors assert it to be - in the same way that some of Orson Welles' subsequent works can be called disappointments when compared to Citizen Kane.
O terceiro ato da obra máxima do Cinema.
I think if you can take a step back from the first two movies and if you can ignore the younger Ms. Coppola, this is still a more artful and ambitious movie than the industry standard.
To call this the weakest of the three movies is like calling Fredo the weakest of the three brothers. Duh.
Fans of the first two instalments are likely to find The Godfather Part III an unworthy heir to the tradition. First-time voters, meanwhile, will surely wonder what on earth all the fuss was all about.
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- Michael Corleone: I made confession, Connie. I confessed my sins.
- Connie Corleone Rizzi: Why Michael, that's not like you. You don't have to confess your sins to a stranger.
- Michael Corleone: It was the man. A good man. A true priest. He changed things.
- Michael Corleone: Thunder can't hurt! Harmless noise! Bullshit! Deceitful little fuck! Altobello! You fuck!
- Calo: The Corleone's left drugs, so New York is weak, and Palermo is strong.
- Don Tommasino: Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind.
- Michael Corleone: Politics and crime. They're the same thing?
- Michael Corleone: Kay. I never expected you.
- Kay Adams: No, I know, I know. But I'm here.
- Michael Corleone: I'm glad.
- Kay Adams: You know? This is the first time I've seen you look so helpless.
- Michael Corleone: Eh -- not so bad really. I feel, I'm getting, wiser now.
- Kay Adams: Yeah?
- Michael Corleone: Oh yeah.
- Kay Adams: The sicker you get the wiser you get huh?
- Michael Corleone: When I'm dead, I'm gonna be really smart.
- Frederick Keinszig: Everything will be out in the open if Corleone dies.
- Archbishop Gilday: Play for time, Keinszig. A habit born of, a long contemplation of eternity.
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