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The Godfather (1972) Movie Information

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The Godfather (1972)
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Overall Rank:

3

Avg. Rating:

3.51/4

# of Ratings:

1637

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/15/1972

DVD Release:

09/23/2008

Director:

Francis Ford Coppola

Actors:

Marlon Brando
Al Pacino
James Caan
Robert Duvall
Richard S. Castellano
Sterling Hayden

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

An organized crime leader gives up control of his "family" to his youngest son, Michael. The leader barely survives a battle between mobs, which leads Michael to begin a mob war against Sollozzo and tears the Corleone family apart.

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Rod 05/24/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

I must say, that this is the best family drama of all time!

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Christine 01/01/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

No wonder this movie won the Academy Award for best picture in 1972 - it's great! And timeless, since even today the acting and storyline are topnotch. Obviously, since it's about the mafia, it is violent - viewer beware. But the violence seems very plausible and fits with the story. Each character is developed so well, even many of the "side" characters. Fun to watch Al Pacino and Robert Duvall at the beginning of their very successful careers.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

There is nothing I can say that will do this movie justice. Possibly the greatest movie of all time.

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  John
John
Rising Star
 

02/04/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Godfather: Why It's Great

This is how to make a gangster movie. Every single thing to do with it is absolutely top-notch, from writing and direction to casting and acting, and, let's not forget that wonderful score.

It's all very well my saying, in these general terms, that this film is great, and, you could be forgiven for thinking that I'm singing its praises because it's widely regarded as one of the finest films ever, but, why I think it's brilliant is firstly, that its characters are, unlike in other movies of its ilk, so richly drawn. They are human, they are flawed; they're more relatable than any other characters in crime movies. Also, we are taken into the family. The audience is not merely witnessing these people's lives, but, are made to feel part of them; we get to know these characters with an int...

Rating of
4/4 

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  cinegeek.de
cinegeek.de
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09/13/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Glamour

Our Daily Free Stream: Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather Legacy. Was macht Francis Ford Coppola heute? Er hat keine Schulden mehr, baut Wein an und kann so seine Filme aus eigener Tasche bezalhen. Wir zeigen heute die Doku The Godfather Legacy. - Es ist merkwürdig: Als Francis Ford Coppolas Meisterwerk 1972 ins Kino kam, nahm man das Gangster-Epos wahr als Film, der alles Glamouröse einer solchen Gangster-Existenz einfach negierte. Was blieb übrig? Fragwürdige Loyalitäten einer gewalttätigen Nachbarschaft in Brooklyn. Heute gilt The Godfather als der glamouröseste aller Mafia Thriller. Mario Puzos Vorlage aber erzählt nicht von der grossen weiten Welt des Verbrechens. Er konzentriert sich auf die Innenansichten eines kleinen Kreises. In The Godfather kennt jeder jeden. Anders als in Pu...

 

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  Matthew Brady
Matthew Brady
Movie God
 

01/04/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Such a freaking classic.

Don Vito Corleone: "You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me?".

The godfather to me is a bloody brilliant masterpiece of a film and people may say it is not they cup of tea and am okay with that but this movie changed the way that I thought of movies, the story is about a man called Don Vito Corleone who has this big family and big friends and all in the middle of all of that the family and friends don't know that he works with the gangsters, The acting is out of this world and the music is so chilling and moving with a gangster feel mixed with it, R.I.P. Marlon Brando you beautiful man your brilliant actor bring us a strong Character in the movie that you deserved more then one Oscar and this movie deserved more then 3 Oscars it dese...

Rating of
4/4 

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