The Godfather Reviews

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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.
February 4, 2014
That lasting popularity isn't a fluke; the "Godfather" films stand the test of time because these aren't just movies, they're cultural touchstones.
January 18, 2013
To permit us a glimpse at The Mob, with all of its ethnic insularity, is like giving a chronic gambler a chance to wander above the false mirrors that overlook every casino.
September 24, 2012
Brando's triumph and fascination is less that of an actor of parts than of a star galaxy of myths.
February 13, 2012
It's hard to find a moment in the film that isn't great. The Godfather lives up to the term masterpiece.
August 11, 2011
A defining film in the history of cinema, The Godfather introduced a legendary filmmaker and several acting greats in the telling of an Italian American dynasty undone by the tragic circumstances of their criminal exploits.
February 27, 2011
This compeling movie of mafia and family life is superb in every department, writing, acting, directing, a highlight of Coppola's career as well as of New American Cinema.
February 23, 2011
Traces the arc of this doomed idealism with a beauty that is still fresh.
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