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The Godfather Reviews

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Peter Bradshaw
September 25, 2009
A measured, deathly serious epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Total Film
September 25, 2009
The greatest gangster film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Daily Record (UK)
September 25, 2009
Don't miss an opportunity to see a classic such as this on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
May 3, 2009
Like a favored method of Mafia influence, "The Godfather" is an offer no audience can refuse.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 8, 2008
With the themes of family and loyalty, this film is a must see for any movie fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
October 6, 2008
Coppola offers a rich and layered look at family and does so with an incredible cast and a meticulous amount of detail.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 17, 2008
Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 classic, The Godfather, is to gangster films what Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments was to super spectaculars.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 31, 2008's the stellar cast's career-best work that ultimately assures the viewer's interest even through the film's less-than-enthralling stretches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
February 7, 2008
...a metaphor for creating and protecting your own business in this country - only with the added glamour of guns.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

January 29, 2008
A multi-generational epic that never leaves the audience less than enthralled, this is the godfather of all gangster films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 29, 2008
There are volumes that could be written -- and have been -- about the movie's uniformly powerful performances; its precedent-setting editing by William Reynolds and Peter Zinner; Nino Rota's haunting score; and Dean Tavoularis's evocative set design.
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A.D. Murphy
January 29, 2008
The biggest achievement here is the establishment of mood and time.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2006
The ultimate family film.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 2, 2006
Not only one of the greatest mob films of all time, The Godfather is also one of the greatest overall pictures ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 20, 2006
Like Citizen Kane, The Godfather doesn't age.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 28, 2006
O primeiro ato da obra máxima do Cinema.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An everyday story of Mafia folk, incorporating a severed horse's head in the bed and a number of heartwarming family occasions, as well as pointers on how not to behave in your local trattoria.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
How do you write a review about the greatest movie ever made?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John Paulsen
July 5, 2005
Story-wise, there is so much going on that it would have been easy for a director to lose control, but Coppola (helped by a screenplay co-written by Puzo) keeps it all together beautifully.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 21, 2005
Not only the best of crime film, but all that is possible with cinematic achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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