THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Reviews

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January 29, 2021
Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (Original title, The Godfather III, 1990) reminds viewers what was once memorable can be new again.
January 19, 2021
Godfather, Coda is not perfect by any means, and doesn't share the cool intelligence of I and II, but it's time to stop punishing it. It is its own movie. Cosmetically it resembles the first two, but its core is jagged and despairing.
January 6, 2021
Leaves us with with the impression that [Coppola] is happy "redirecting" and putting some final points on his part. [Full review in Spanish]
December 25, 2020
although not in the league with its predecessors, it is still an invigorating, deeply felt piece of work
December 22, 2020
A triumph of a revisitation -Coppola's recut breathes new life into his final Godfather film. While it does not elevated to the quality of its predecessors there is a weight, a gravitas to this new film, which makes it finally worthy of the name.
December 18, 2020
Much is tailored to the needs of drama in "Godfather, Coda." But one cannot manufacture urgency in a film that lacks the kind of cosmic conflict of its two predecessors.
December 18, 2020
It's often gripping, sometimes masterful, and almost never betrays its history as the work of a wayward giant scrambling back toward respectability after a long decade lost in the wilderness.
December 17, 2020
It's a mixed bag of a movie, with some strong sequences and several potent performances (particularly by Al Pacino and Andy Garcia) competing against a meandering storyline and the absence of Robert Duvall and Winona Ryder.
December 17, 2020
The Godfather Coda is not worthless, nor is it wholly necessary.
December 14, 2020
The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone gives fans the chance to at least go in with a different sense of expectation.
December 14, 2020
In 1990 it felt out of time, with Martin Scorsese bringing out the vibrant Goodfellas, but, decades on and with a new beginning and end, its stateliness and pace work well to unravel the mental torment suffered by the Mob boss Corleone...
December 13, 2020
The film's tautly controlled turbulence guides the eye to salient details, its clarified lines of dramatic tension calmly burst into images of an explosive yet nearly static intensity.
December 12, 2020
The result of this re-edited version of Francis Ford Coppola's final entry to The Godfather trilogy is a better, re-tooled end.
December 12, 2020
Diehard fans might notice some of the micro-tweaks Coppola has introduced but it is essentially the same splendid film it's always been and with the same ancient message, that crime doesn't pay.
December 12, 2020
I almost don't see a point for Godfather Part III. You've ended the story so beautifully with Godfather Part II, why would you go back and continue it? The story doesn't come together like it did [for the original], but I will say he's improved it.
December 12, 2020
It does improve the pacing, but otherwise it's very much the same movie. I've always been a sucker for movies about men looking back at their lives full of regret and guilt, so this one very much did it for me. I really enjoyed it.
December 12, 2020
Happily, Coppola has left intact the film's soaring set pieces, which stand up to anything in the first two Godfather films.
December 11, 2020
Its sin, in keeping with the religiosity that permeates it, is that it pulls us in to a psychodrama centred on Michael's autumn years and the ties that bind, only to leave us exactly where Part II did, decades earlier. What then, was the point?
December 10, 2020
The story of someone with a bad reputation trying to weasel his way into legitimacy sounds like a meta-narrative for the film and this re-release.
December 10, 2020
This undeniably improves on the original version from 1990, always regarded as the weak point of the trilogy. The story is less cluttered by flashbacks and easier to follow, especially in the first half hour.
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