The Godfather 3/18/22
That's how Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) tries to convince brother Sonny (James Caan) about carrying out an attempt against those that tried to kill their father, and it's a line that's frequently repeated throughout the film: it's not personal.
The Godfather 7/01/21
The film opens at what is considered a classic family event...the wedding of the daughter of Vito Corleone, the dying patriarch of a crime dynasty whose power, reach, influence, and respect knows no bounds and what happens when an attempt on Vito's life motivates him to gradually hand over control o...
The Godfather 1/28/21
by mark f
Maybe this film is a tad more melodramatic than the second one, but even though Brando should have won Best Supporting Actor here (well, maybe not, Joel Grey, anyone?) and Pacino should have been nominated Best Actor (vice versa of the way they actually were), Brando dominates this film in his few s...
The Godfather 9/25/18
As much as we are given the impression at the start of the film that he has no interest in 'the family business,' as time goes on, family tells, and he is his father's son.
The Godfather 4/11/18
by Citizen Rules
At this point the film reminded me of Elizabeth (1998) as the godfather was like royalty and had his own protocols for respect, while granting an 'audience' and dispersing 'favors and edicts'.
The Godfather 4/11/18
As they both get involved in plots against them for Vito's refusal to share in the narcotics business, events that put the whole family in danger change lives for the family forever, and change Michael from a family man who wants nothing to do with the family "business" to a man bent on revenge for ...
The Godfather 2/13/16
The film was masterfully directed by a young Francis Ford Coppola who managed to keep the audience engaged with a movie that ran for nearly three hours.
The Godfather 3/08/15
by Plan B
Some may question that observation, but if one takes a step back and looks at what makes an epic an epic, then looks at The Godfather, it's quite clear there is a connection, for whatever reason, to Francis Ford Coppola's film, and it's three-hour running time that draws the story out and makes it t...
The Godfather 1/14/15
So, if you're the kind of person that looks for great individual moments in films, you'll find it here, but if you want a cohesive story that deeply analyzes the film's characters and the environment it's set in, The Godfather will also completely satisfy you.