The Godfather, Part II Reviews

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February 13, 2012
From start to finish, this is filmmaking at its most immortal.
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.
February 27, 2011
A rare sequel that is even better than the original 1972 The Godfather, largely due to the superb performances by De Niro (as the young Brando character), Pacino, who here assumes the lead, and the rest of the ensemble.
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.
January 1, 2011
Part II is brilliant, but not for kids.
April 1, 2009
Often ranked as the greatest movie sequel ever produced, The Godfather: Part II follows Al Pacino's Michael Corleone as he teams up with gangster Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg) in an effort to expand his empire into the lucrative world of gambling.
February 20, 2009
Not once does Pacino overtly ask for the audience's sympathy, but through a disciplined, suggestive performance he dominates the film.
October 10, 2008
If possible, this is an even more satisfying film than its much-lauded predecessor.
October 8, 2008
Although it runs a bit long, The Godfather: Part II is still an excellent film.
October 6, 2008
While I'm sure profits were a big part of the conversation the Paramount suits had when deciding to green-light The Godfather Part II, but Coppola didn't go out and bastardize the franchise. Far from it.
September 17, 2008 epic landscape of events and an exquisite tapestry of characterizations.
March 8, 2008
It's not Shakespearean, but it's tragic.
February 19, 2008
The greatest sequel ever made. Probably.
February 19, 2008
The Paramount release has everything going for it.
February 7, 2008
Shadows lurk throughout the movie, as they do over the Corleones' lives.
December 13, 2006
Francis Ford Coppola pulls it off in grand style.
December 13, 2006
A mesmerizing sequel that explores the parallels in the life of father and son.
November 12, 2006
A rare sequel to a great film that recaptures and expands upon the mastery of its predecessor.
July 28, 2006
O segundo ato da obra mxima do Cinema.
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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