The Godfather

The Godfather

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The Godfather

Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia masterpiece stars Marlon Brando in an Oscar-winning performance as the aging patriarch of an organised crime dynasty handing control of the empire to his reluctant son, Michael Corleone (Al Pacino). When a rival gang wants to impede on the Corleone’s territory, family duties will shape Michael into the leader that is demanded of him. Co-stars James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Sterling Hayden and Richard S. Castellano. In addition to Brando's Oscar for Best Actor, The Godfather's other big wins at the 1973 Academy Awards included Best Picture and Best Screenplay.

Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando), Best Screenplay; Academy Awards 1973. Best Picture (Drama), Director, Actor (Brando), Original Score and Screeplay at the Golden Globes 1973.
1972Rating: R16175 minsUSA
DramaClassic
Director:
Francis Ford Coppola ('The Godfather' trilogy, 'Apocalypse Now', 'The Conversation', 'Rumble Fish')
Writer:
Francis Ford CoppolaMario Puzo
Cast:
Marlon BrandoAl PacinoJames CaanRichard CastellanoRobert DuvallDiane KeatonJohn Cazale
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An Experience You Cannot Refuse

A classic that will forever be cemented not only in film history or American film history, but in American culture. A movie that transcends all expectations you have before viewing, and features the most powerful and intense acting in cinema.

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Stunning Classic

Forget the fact that this is a classic - just watch it and you'll see why. Amazing script, cinematography, performances, direction... It's the greatest American family drama of the 1970s. Yes it's glossy and not the gritty realism required to convey "real" violence - but Coppola is going for metaphor, art and... well, something bigger than mere...

5.0
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Variety

Variety

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The biggest achievement here is the establishment of mood and time.

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Total Film

Total Film

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The greatest gangster film ever made.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Francis Ford Coppola has made one of the most brutal and moving chronicles of American life ever designed within the limits of popular entertainment.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A measured, deathly serious epic.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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A brilliant conjuring act, inviting us to consider the Mafia entirely on its own terms.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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It could be argued that Francis Ford Coppola's film of Mario Puzo's bestseller, at once an art movie and a commercial blockbuster, marked the dawn of the age of the mega-movie.

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BBC

BBC

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Coppola's masterpiece reveals something new every time you watch it.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

The biggest achievement here is the establishment of mood and time.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The greatest gangster film ever made.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Francis Ford Coppola has made one of the most brutal and moving chronicles of American life ever designed within the limits of popular entertainment.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A measured, deathly serious epic.

5.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A brilliant conjuring act, inviting us to consider the Mafia entirely on its own terms.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It could be argued that Francis Ford Coppola's film of Mario Puzo's bestseller, at once an art movie and a commercial blockbuster, marked the dawn of the age of the mega-movie.

5.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Coppola's masterpiece reveals something new every time you watch it.

5.0
0

An Experience You Cannot Refuse

A classic that will forever be cemented not only in film history or American film history, but in American culture. A movie that transcends all expectations you have before viewing, and features the most powerful and intense acting in cinema.

5.0
0

Stunning Classic

Forget the fact that this is a classic - just watch it and you'll see why. Amazing script, cinematography, performances, direction... It's the greatest American family drama of the 1970s. Yes it's glossy and not the gritty realism required to convey "real" violence - but Coppola is going for metaphor, art and... well, something bigger than mere...

5.0
0