The Godfather, Part III Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2004
Aims for metaphysical truth but ends up with little more than corpses on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 30, 2003
Not a bad conclusion to the series. No where near as good as the first two films.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Most film sequels are strictly optional. The Godfather Part III is inevitable, and as such it's irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
It's the most reviled sequel in American cinema -- with good reason -- but this DVD casts the least-loved Godfather film in a new light.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Not a bad movie, just an unfocused, uneven one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 15, 2002
Not up to par with the first two, but still interesting because of Pacino.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Will always be compared less favorably to its siblings, and rightly so, but it's a pretty good movie in its own right ... warts and all.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
May 13, 2002
Para muchos es el episodio menos afortunado de El Padrino, sin embargo es el capítulo final y en las manos de Puzo, Coppola y Pacino, el resultado no puede ser malo.
| Original Score: 9/10
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
November 1, 2001
A discordant and unnecessary coda to an already completed and glorious symphony of films.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 16, 2001
although not in the league with its predecessors, [it] is still an invigorating, deeply felt piece of work
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 9, 2001
Ultimately, the film is fine for ending the trilogy, but Part III is more of an appendix than an epilogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
Anyone with memories of The Godfather and its 1974 sequel will shudder at how Coppola reduces their powerful iconography to the level of a daytime soap.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is, I suspect, not even possible to understand this film without knowing the first two, and yet, knowing them, Part III works better than it should, evokes the same sense of wasted greatness, of misdirected genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
The third film is no more flawed and probably in a league with the first two.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Though certainly one of 1990's better films, it is seriously flawed and doesn't hold a candle to the two earlier Godfather movies, considered in most critical corners to be among the best, if not the best, films of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It may be that Coppola was right to put off filing this last installment all these years; from the evidence here, he had nothing more to say.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[An] offer director Francis Ford Coppola should have refused.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The Godfather Part III is a good movie, with moments of rare power, but it is not a great one -- a reason why many fans of the series have voiced their disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 9, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 16, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
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