The Godfather Reviews

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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.
February 23, 2011
Terrific performances and the perfect brooding atmosphere make it a truly outstanding work.
February 23, 2011
Brando made Don Vito something we rarely see in movies: a tragicomic villain-hero, a vulnerable hood.
February 23, 2011
In its blending of new depth with an old genre, it becomes that rarity, a mass entertainment that is also great movie art.
February 11, 2011
The Godfather films remain so powerful, so ubiquitous, because in the Corleones we see the American Dream -- and in turn, ourselves.
January 1, 2011
The classic tale of a Mafia family. Not for kids.
April 21, 2010
With all due respect to this 1972 classic, Vizzini was right: Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.
September 25, 2009
As filmmaking and storytelling, 'The Godfather' remains a bravura piece of work, its set pieces, dialogue and performances entrenched cinematic icons.
September 25, 2009
A measured, deathly serious epic.
September 25, 2009
The greatest gangster film ever made.
September 25, 2009
Don't miss an opportunity to see a classic such as this on the big screen.
May 3, 2009
Like a favored method of Mafia influence, "The Godfather" is an offer no audience can refuse.
October 8, 2008
With the themes of family and loyalty, this film is a must see for any movie fan.
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.
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