The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather (1972)

1972 R 175 Minutes

Drama | Crime

The story spans the years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on hi...

Overall Rating

9 / 10
Verdict: Great

User Review

  • BarneyNuttall

    BarneyNuttall

    8 / 10
    Coppola's legendary crime thriller is epic in proportion. The film almost feels like a Rembrandt painting with low lighting and intimate scenes in wide-angle lenses. Marlon Brando, Al Pachino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall; it is the dream ensemble. In fact, it is the ensemble that created the dream ensemble.

    For my taste, I prefer a Scorsese crime drama however, I adored the Irishman for it's slowed down pace and cold tone. At times, I could see this coming through in The Godfather but it was regularly overshadowed by Coppola's insistence on realism.