The Godfather Reviews

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August 30, 2020
A solid piece of enduring entertainment that deserves every bit of its extensive, celebrated reputation.
August 27, 2020
An exemplar of every aspect of the filmmaker's craft.
June 17, 2020
One of the greatest movies of all time. Period.
May 4, 2020
Without a doubt, one of the best films of all time. As far as crime drama/mobster genre goes, it starts and ends with this masterpiece. Period. [Full review in Spanish]
April 12, 2020
Leaves you confused and dirty, yet fulfilled and satisfied, kind of like having great sex with someone you definitely shouldn't sleep with.
April 5, 2020
For those who have already witnessed the rise and fall of the Corleone family, which mirrors the trajectory of the American dream, now is as good a time as ever to revisit. For those who haven't seen Coppola's mafia movies: brace yourselves.
January 30, 2020
The Godfather is the most substantial and satisfying of all the mass entertainment films to come out of Hollywood in recent years.
September 3, 2019
A consistent work that sporadically makes palpable the talent of Francis Ford Coppola. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 15, 2019
If ever there was a great example of how the best popular movies come out of a merger of commerce and art, "The Godfather" is it.
February 6, 2019
Casting in these roles has been exceptional, particularly with Ai Pacino, a relative new comer as Michael. James Caan, too, deserves special mention, tor his role as Sonny... But the prime extra ingredient of the film is Brando.
March 22, 2018
The movie is preposterously entertaining, telling Puzo's compendium of old-time Mafia anecdotes with all the gravity of Old Testament epic.
February 4, 2018
Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Mario Puzo's bestseller remains the great American epic of the immigrant dream turned family business.
January 30, 2018
I found that flogging about for three hours in that quagmire was spiritually debilitating and a crazy waste of time.
March 15, 2017
This is a curious film. One comes to understand, even to condone, the activities of the Godfather and his clan.
March 11, 2015
It is a long (three hours), often exciting and always well-directed film about the struggle for survival of one of the five Mafia 'families,' the Corleones, in late 1940s New York.
February 22, 2015
Brando is the strong magnet that will draw fans to The Godfather. But behind-the-scenes creativity is of equal value to this film of towering proportions.
February 22, 2015
I don't see how any gifted actor could have done less than Brando does here. His resident power, his sheer innate force, has rarely seemed weaker.
January 4, 2015
... its amber antique look, its misty-eyed, soft-hearted vision of honorable men battling for their shot at the American main chance as much a part of our collective iconography as ... Citizen Kane or ... The Great Gatsby.
February 26, 2014
The Godfather is overflowing with life, rich with all the grand emotions and vital juices of existence, up to and including blood.
February 26, 2014
This elegiac organised-crime saga from the young Francis Ford Coppola is one of the all-time high watermarks of American cinema, rich with subtle acting and blessed with stunning cinematography from Gordon Willis.
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