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The Godfather, Part II Reviews

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June 3, 2015
There are, in fact, a great many good things to look at in the film. But they don't add up to anything very impressive. I came away with the feeling I had been shown somebody's family-snapshot album with all the pictures pasted up in the wrong order.
May 20, 2003
It's a second movie made largely out of the bits and pieces of Mr. Puzo's novel that didn't fit into the first. It's a Frankenstein's monster stitched together from leftover parts. It talks. It moves in fits and starts but it has no mind of its own.
June 3, 2015
An admirable, responsible production, less emotionally disturbing than its predecessor, but a grand historical epic studying the nature of power in the United States' heritage.
June 3, 2015
It goes much deeper than The Godfather in analyzing the twisted mentalities of these men who pervert the capitalist system for their own gain. The film is richer in texture and gives more evidence of social awareness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
July 5, 2005
De Niro makes a great Vito, and seems to channel Marlon Brando as he transforms into the Don. While compelling in their own right, these flashbacks provide a break from Michael's single-mindedness, and clearly outline the similarities between the two men.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 25, 2014
The result is among the very greatest American films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2011
Part II is brilliant, but not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 23, 2014
One of the greatest sequels ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
The stunning text of The Godfather is replaced in Part II with prologues, epilogues, footnotes, and good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Few sequels have expanded upon the original with the faithfulness and detail of this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 30, 2011
Instead of sitting in the shadow of the original Godfather, the Godfather Part II added to to the epic and made it even greater.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 25, 2014
Breathtaking in scope, Part II also shows the early life of the Don, brilliantly portrayed by Robert De Niro, as he flees Sicily and sails for New York. These sequences have the grandeur of a silent movie by DW Griffith or Erich von Stroheim.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 12, 2006
A rare sequel to a great film that recaptures and expands upon the mastery of its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 20, 2014
Either taken alone or together with the original, The Godfather Part II is an astounding work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 3, 2005
Could this somehow be even better than "The Godfather"? Decide for yourself while I go watch both movies.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 14, 2012
It delves deeper into the Corleone mythology, past the romanticism, to deliver an epic and intelligent tragedy.
May 31, 2004
A rich, fully realized epic.
| Original Score: 5/5
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