Academy Award® Winner
Epic tale of a 1940s New York Mafia family and their struggle to protect their empire from rival families as the leadership switches from the father to his youngest son. View more >
violence, mature themes, language, brief nudity
Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan... View more >
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"The Godfather, Part II" is ranked by some to be better than the first Godfather movie. I like all three, and perhaps I consider the second as the better of the three.
As the film began, we see the childhood of Vito Corleone who fled Italy for America after witnessing a murder. Marlon Brando played the same character in the first Godfather movie. The film cuts to 1959 as Vito's son Michael Corleone is torn between his family and the mob.
What we see are two Godfathers from two periods in histroy as they laid out their rules diffrently. "The Godfather, Part II" is a film that sees itself as part of a photo album. The film looks back on the past while reflecting on the present.
My advice:See the first Godfather before "The Godfather, Part II, and III." Better yet, see all three. Now that's an offer you can't refuse.
There are critics who are willing to put "The Godfather" on the top 10 movies of all time. If I made up the top ten list, it wouldn't be there. I know I love the movie, but it just not top ten material. But it still a great movie. Marlon Brando is the real reason why I love this film. Brando is in the center of everything. Brando refused an Oscar instead bringing an Indian woman whose name had slip my mind. He would rather gave great performances, rather than win prizes. the film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on the novel by Mario Puzo. It told about an organized crime between the years 1945 and 1955. The opening of the film is powerful. The line, "I'll give you a offer you can't refused" is memorable because Brando said it as a set up for the rest of this film. A man found a horse with his head cut off is another memorable scene. the film is violent and powerful. thje musioc score by Nino Rota dominated the film. for three hours we took a look inside the life of a mafia family. "The Godfather" is a must-see. I love this film and here's a offer you can't refused. See this film along with Godfather two and three. Great film view.
This is one of the Best films of all time, and it should be in the top 10. There are not many (if any) movies that are more memorable. The first and the seccond are specticles to behold, and the third is a waste of time. Whatever you do, do not waste your time on the third. Puzo's book made up the story line for the first two movies. But the third movie was scrapped together with extra material not written by Puzo. Go rent the first two today, and do not spend your time with the third installment.
More dramatic films should be as good as this one.
Multiple layers of story and character development, unpredictable outcomes, and non-formula connections make this a film worth seeing.
With all due respect to Citizen Kane or Casablanca or any other movie that may be held in high regard, "The Godfather" is the gold standard of film making. It is the GOAT, and the only movie that even comes close is "The Godfather Pt II".
Iconic characters, classic lines that have become household terms, stellar performances that defined careers, enduring themes about what it means to be a father, a son, a man, all in a movie that has not only stood the test of time and continues to entertain new generations of movie-goers, it continues to entertain those of us who choose to watch it over and over again.
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