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The Godfather, Part II Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
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
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John H. Dorr
Hollywood Reporter
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.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
February 24, 2013
One of the most ambitious and brilliantly executed American films, a landmark work from one of Hollywood's top cinema eras.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
November 17, 2011
This is quite simply one of the saddest movies ever made, a tale of loss, grief and absolute loneliness, an unflinching stare into the darkest moral abyss.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
February 20, 2009
Not once does Pacino overtly ask for the audience's sympathy, but through a disciplined, suggestive performance he dominates the film.
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A.D. Murphy
Variety
February 19, 2008
The Paramount release has everything going for it.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2006
Francis Ford Coppola pulls it off in grand style.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The performances, Gordon Willis' memorably gloomy camerawork, the stately pace and the sheer scale of the story's sweep render everything engrossing and so, well, plausible that our ideas of organised crime in America will forever be marked by this movie.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Few sequels have expanded upon the original with the faithfulness and detail of this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4