Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga The Godfather is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies o... read more
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release Date: March 24, 1972
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2001
Stats: 55,977 reviews
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November 29, 2012
Outstanding in every possible manner, the feature that would be first in the cinema dictionary to be classed underneath masterpiece. There are certain films that are adored by almost everyone, films that...
November 28, 2012
"The Godfather" is highly regarded as the greatest American movie of all-time. No other movie has garnered such praise as this movie has. Undoubtedly, everything has been meticulously put together to create an entertaining, captivating, and phenomenal masterpiece.
BUT (and I put...
October 11, 2012
The son of a Mafia boss returns from the war and following an attempt on his father's life becomes more and more embroiled in the shadowy world of organised crime. Francis Ford Coppola's classic gangster saga is the story of a criminal dynasty headed by Marlon Brando in one of hi...
June 21, 2012
It's hard to judge a film like 'The Godfather', especially for someone of my generation. Since its release in 1972, The Godfather has accrued a legendary status; it's difficult to watch a film that is often touted as the best of all time with an open mind and no preconceptions. H...
June 13, 2012
I saw this for probably the third time last night, this time on DVD. I loved it. It's one of the most perfect movies ever made in that no scene was extraneous, every bit contributed to the forward momentum, and it's an American original. The first time I saw it, I was totally ...
May 26, 2012
THE GODFATHER is the perfect example of a well-made crime film. If I saw anything similar to this on the news, I‚(TM)d panic and tense up with fear. The fashion in which director Francis Ford Coppola showcases those same situations is stellar. The film truly sticks out among many...
March 5, 2012
Rarely in a film has a collaboration yielded such rewarding results. In 1970, author Mario Puzo teamed with director Francis Ford Coppola to create one of the most brilliant pieces of cinema ever created. It took a while for the studio to embrace it, but eventually it became one ...
March 5, 2012fb1664868775
What can I say, perfect in every way. It's not often you watch a three hour film and think to yourself "That could've been longer".
March 3, 2012fb733768972
Not honouring this film as one of the greatest cinematic achievements in film history, would be an insult to the Coppola family, and everyone involved in making such a triumphant masterpiece. As Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) is in the stages of his life, where his title can b...
January 13, 2012
This film had a cultural impact that I may never understand, and my expectations going in (after hearing it was the perfect movie) may have been too high. What I saw was a good movie with great acting, great directing, okay writing and mediocre editing. Good? Yes. Best movie ever...
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