“For justice, we must go to Don Corleone”

Lately it seems, “The Godfather” has had a ubiquitous presence on the cable channels; not a week goes by where I don’t see it listed playing at one time or another. For some reason I’ve never considered watching the film from start to finish since the first time I saw it during it’s theatrical release …

The Geatest Movie Ever Made

You can’t really criticize a film like “The Godfather”, especially from a younger-type guy like me. Since its release in 1972, “The Godfather” has been highly praised by fans universally. It’s extremely hard for a person who has never seen “The Godfather” without having high expectations because millions of people, maybe more have been talking …

The Godfather make me an offer that I cannot refuse This movie is a masterpiece.

It’s basically impossible to watch this movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola, without already knowing some of the major themes, motifs, plot twists, within author Mario Puzo’s story; due to how popular the film is. Even, if you haven’t saw the movie, you probably heard of it. If you had, saw it. You might agree …

Sets the standard for the gangster art film

The Godfather (1972) did for gangster movies what 2001: A Space Odyssey did for science fiction. Like Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola re-energized and, to a degree, reinvented a basic Hollywood pulp fiction action-entertainment genre, using it as a vehicle for the high artistic ambitions of a post-New Wave film “auteur.” Within his narrower focus …

For me it isn’t “the greatest ever”, but it’s still great

Michael Corleone returns home from the war for his sister’s wedding. However his return coincides with the beginnings of a war between the main families sparked by the marketing of drugs. Michael’s involvement in the family business increases when his father is the victim of an assassination attempt and Michael wants to kill the two …

A film of great power and a milestone in the history of the cinema

Before ‘The Godfather’ came out in 1972, the gangster genre, chiefly associated with Jimmy Cagney and the film noir style of the forties and fifties, had been in something of a decline. It was, therefore, a brave move for Francis Ford Coppola to attempt a three-hour epic based upon the family life of a Mafia …

The world inside the underworld!

“The Godfather” is a huge piece of film entertaining, involving sentiment, nostalgia, filial affection, pride, integrity, loyalty, corruption, honor, betrayal and crime… Within weeks of its release, it was clearly a blockbuster, a cinematic phenomenon, an exquisite Mafia epic with outstanding performances… Coppola got everything right, creating a landmark in American cinema… His film acutely …

An Epic, Masterful Look into the Underground World

“The Godfather” simply put, is one of the greatest films of all time. The script is thee best I’ve ever read. The direction is flawless. The acting may very well have the best ensemble cast in any movie I’ve ever seen or will ever see. It’s also one of the most precise and intricate films …

Another kind of “family movie”

The Godfather is one of the few films in which I personally did not find any significant weakness even after many viewings. From the direction, to the acting, to the storyline, to the score, The Godfather has the word classic written all over, and it really is not much of a surprise that it is …