The Godfather, Part II
The Godfather, Part II (1974)

Francis Ford Coppola's legendary continuation and sequel to his landmark 1972 film, The Godfather, parallels the young Vito Corleone's rise with his son Michael's spiritual fall, deepening The Godfather's depiction of the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 20, 1974
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Drawing on strong performances by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Francis Ford Coppola's continuation of Mario Puzo's Mafia saga set new standards for sequels that have yet to be matched or broken.

Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News

It goes much deeper than The Godfather in analyzing the twisted mentalities of these men who pervert the capitalist system for their own gain. The film is richer in texture and gives more evidence of social awareness.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

This is quite simply one of the saddest movies ever made, a tale of loss, grief and absolute loneliness, an unflinching stare into the darkest moral abyss.

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Kenneth Robinson
The Spectator

There are, in fact, a great many good things to look at in the film. But they don't add up to anything very impressive. I came away with the feeling I had been shown somebody's family-snapshot album with all the pictures pasted up in the wrong order.

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John H. Dorr
Hollywood Reporter

An admirable, responsible production, less emotionally disturbing than its predecessor, but a grand historical epic studying the nature of power in the United States' heritage.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Not once does Pacino overtly ask for the audience's sympathy, but through a disciplined, suggestive performance he dominates the film.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

One of the greatest sequels ever.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

One of the most ambitious and brilliantly executed American films, a landmark work from one of Hollywood's top cinema eras.

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A.D. Murphy

The Paramount release has everything going for it.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

The result is among the very greatest American films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 97% Flixster User Reviews
Bathsheba Monk
Thirty-seven years after this came out, it is still one of the most thrilling movies out there. Al Pacino and Diane Keaton have to be the most unlikely couple… More
Lucas Martins
Terrific film, the best sequel ever! And in some moments, The Godfather, Part II is even better that the first one. Fresh.
Jens S.
The sequel to Coppola's classic mafia crime story both continues the events around Michael Corleone and takes us back to his father's life story.… More
Sanjay Rema
This is just as, if not more interesting than the first. The depiction of Vito's rise and Michael's fall is nice. Like the first, however, the story… More
Graham Jones
One of the best sequels of all time, the depth of this one exceeds it's predecessor. DeNiro and Pacino are amazing.
Daniel Perry
The second Godfather is packed with great scenes, and particularly shines when flashing back to Vito Corleone's youth in Sicily, where de Niro slowly… More