The Godfather, Part II Reviews

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.
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.
September 23, 2014
One of the greatest sequels ever.
February 20, 2014
It is even better than the first film, and has the greatest single final scene in Hollywood history, a real coup de cinma.
February 20, 2014
Either taken alone or together with the original, The Godfather Part II is an astounding work.
February 24, 2013
One of the most ambitious and brilliantly executed American films, a landmark work from one of Hollywood's top cinema eras.
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 20, 2009
Not once does Pacino overtly ask for the audience's sympathy, but through a disciplined, suggestive performance he dominates the film.
February 19, 2008
The Paramount release has everything going for it.
December 13, 2006
Francis Ford Coppola pulls it off in grand style.
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.
October 23, 2004
The stunning text of The Godfather is replaced in Part II with prologues, epilogues, footnotes, and good intentions.
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.
April 17, 2001
The only sequel to win an Oscar for best picture.
January 1, 2000
Few sequels have expanded upon the original with the faithfulness and detail of this one.