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December 10, 2017
A great follow up that doesn't go down in quality. Loved the flashbacks to Vito's youth.
November 24, 2017
While I may not like this one as much as the first it is still another triumph in film making, rarely has a second film in a franchise ever hit the level of this movie. I loved Deniro;s performance as a young Vito Corleone but it does take me out of the film a little at times. The cut where both film 1 and 2 are combined and the young Vito story is at the start is incredible. Another must see movie, honestly can't call yourself a movie fan if you haven't see Godfather 1 and 2.
October 30, 2017
The best crime drama, even between than the first!
½ October 22, 2017
Better than the first but still not good.
October 11, 2017
Similar to the original, this movie is beautifully filmed and adds more depth to the Corleone family. I loved seeing Michael Corleone further adapt into his role as "The Godfather" and seeing how it was paralleled with Vito Corleone become the original "Godfather". There are similarities and differences between the two. Both feel obligated to take on this role for the protection and well-being of their family; however, Michael Corleone proves to be the more ruthless of the two. The reason why this movie does not get a perfect score is because it's slow in some parts and its scenes are not as memorable as the first one. The kill scenes are performed out of necessity and do not have the same shock factor. Additionally, the reason why this movie is good is because it builds upon the original so well; however, this would not have been a good standalone movie.
October 8, 2017
This is an example of a sequel that can be done well, and can even be better(?!) than it's already amazing predecessor.
October 7, 2017
One of the best sequels ever made with great acting,visuals,story and the thrilling backstory of Vito Corleone
October 7, 2017
It truly is the greatest sequel of all time as it is impossible to determine whether the original is actually better.
September 25, 2017
This truly is a rare thing: a sequel that is every bit as good as the original, and, some might say, even better.

It's extraordinary in its ambition and scope, and, although it's huge in both respects, it doesn't miss out on the intimate scenes. They, and the rest of the film have real power and emotional resonance.

Pacino and company, this time with the fabulous addition of Robert De Niro as the younger Vito Corleone, make this a riveting, rewarding and superb examination of the corrupting influence of power.
September 24, 2017
One of the few maybe only sequels that equals the original
½ September 19, 2017
This is a tough movie to judge. The Vito story is beyond amazing. The Michael story is excruciatingly boring and painful to watch. They should have focused only on Vito.
½ September 16, 2017
A worthy sequel to its predecessor, Godfather II delivers fine performances and writing. Its pace is rather weak at times- especially during the flashback sequences.
(Favorite moment)- "You broke my heart"
September 10, 2017
Another long lesson in ruthlessness, with a less convoluted story than the first movie, but still drags a bit on some scenes.
September 1, 2017
awesome, especially for a sequel
August 3, 2017
45 years later, and yet these first 2 movies of this franchise are masterpieces.
July 31, 2017
The Godfather: Part II is easily my favorite movie of all time, with its brilliant juxtaposition of the lives of father and son, and its respect for my favorite film genre, the gangster picture. Francis Ford Coppola's direction, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro's performances, and Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola's score make this a truly majestic movie experience.
July 17, 2017
****
'The Godfather: Part II' is an improvement over the first entry that, despite still being overlong and convoluted, feels more accomplished thanks to excellent performances and a compelling story at its centre.
July 11, 2017
Would have rathered it be only about Michael and not jump back and forth
July 11, 2017
Not as good as the first one, but still one of the best films ever made.
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