The Godfather
The Godfather (1972)

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 of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 9, 2001
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Consensus: One of Hollywood's greatest critical and commercial successes, The Godfather gets everything right; not only did the movie transcend expectations, it established new benchmarks for American cinema.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

The Godfather is overflowing with life, rich with all the grand emotions and vital juices of existence, up to and including blood.

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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

Traces the arc of this doomed idealism with a beauty that is still fresh.

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times

This elegiac organised-crime saga from the young Francis Ford Coppola is one of the all-time high watermarks of American cinema, rich with subtle acting and blessed with stunning cinematography from Gordon Willis.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

To permit us a glimpse at The Mob, with all of its ethnic insularity, is like giving a chronic gambler a chance to wander above the false mirrors that overlook every casino.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Brando made Don Vito something we rarely see in movies: a tragicomic villain-hero, a vulnerable hood.

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Colin Biggs
Movie Mezzanine

That lasting popularity isn't a fluke; the "Godfather" films stand the test of time because these aren't just movies, they're cultural touchstones.

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Andrew Sarris
Village Voice

Brando's triumph and fascination is less that of an actor of parts than of a star galaxy of myths.

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

In its blending of new depth with an old genre, it becomes that rarity, a mass entertainment that is also great movie art.

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Hank Sartin
Time Out Chicago

It's hard to find a moment in the film that isn't great. The Godfather lives up to the term masterpiece.

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Flixster Audience Score: 98% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
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… More
Jack Hawkins
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… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Outstanding in every possible manner, the feature that would be first in the cinema… More
Bathsheba Monk
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… More
Albert Kim
"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,… More
Tim Salmons
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… More

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