The Godfather

The Godfather

Part III

DVD - 2008
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In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter.


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Mar 23, 2020

6 out of 5 stars

Feb 15, 2020

Watched it again last night and I had the same admiration and awe for this movie like decades ago....10/10

Jan 30, 2020

What a fantastic film. I heard much about it, but none in my family had seen it before, so when I and they watched it together on our couch it was an experience.

Jan 21, 2020

1971 A superbly made classic gangster movie of an Italian immigrant to NYC circa 1910. who rises to power as a Mafia DON and how he "protects" his extended Mafiosa family. A true classic!

Dec 11, 2019

IMHO, the first two Godfather installments qualify as all-time great cinema. Maybe some scenes are too long, but even the stretches with little or no dialogue are tense and gripping - sorta' like Kurosawa stuff.

Oct 24, 2019

When released in 1972 The Godfather became a cultural sensation comparable to Gone With the Wind in 1939. Many of its famous lines, like, "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" and "going to the mattresses" became cultural staples. Watching it now, nearly a half century later, the film has lost literally none of its cinematic impact.

Sep 06, 2019

One of the greatest films of all time. Just as good today as it was in 1972

Feb 05, 2019

Now this was a true 5 star movie, because it had everything. A great story, great acting, great producing and every aspect was terrific. Most movies that are entertaining really should be rated a 3 star, a bit above average a 4 and ones that are terrific and get awards are the true 5's.

Jan 01, 2019

The first time I saw this popular and influential movie--which was not when it was new--I disliked it pretty thoroughly, especially the underdeveloped characterization of all the principals. ("They gave Brando another Oscar for THIS!") My second viewing two nights ago was more appreciative, informed as it was by reading Mario Puzo's half-engrossing, half-boilerplate pop novel and the insightful comment in the introduction to the 25th anniversary edition of it. The comment encouraged looking at novel and movie as constituting an apotheosis of the then quickly waning hippie-radical counterculture, which saw its dream of constituting a fiercely loyal unconventional "family" valorized by the Corleones. Of course, the Corleones are less a hippie commune than they are a Manson Family able to get away with murder after murder, and the strict hierarchy of the Corleone Family is a very far fetch from hippie egalitarianism--then again, so was the real-hippie Mel Lyman Family.

But I still don't think The Godfather is a great movie. It is beautifully made, with cinematography, in particular, as highly mannerist as German expressionist production design. Problem is, the mannerist manners tend to put an (imaginary) ornate picture-frame around every shot, which makes the whole production seem consequential. Seem, not be. --Ray Olson

Dec 17, 2018

This is a rare case where I think the sequel is superior to the original.

Pacino's performance is top notch, but De Niro's portrayal of a young Vito Corleone was probably the highlight for me. The parallel stories, the cycles of beginnings and endings and new beginnings, and strong, individualistic character arcs for many, many characters make for a deep story, rich with intrigue, suspense, and mystery.

The artistry is superb, camera work, sound, etc. are all masterful and will draw you in and fix your attention throughout this 200 minute behemoth of a classic.

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Jan 16, 2018

Michael Corleone: I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!

Jan 16, 2018

Just when I'm out, they pull me back in
-Michael Corleone

EmilyBoban Nov 10, 2015

"Leave the gun, take the cannoli."

Sep 04, 2014

Don Corleone: I`m gonna make him a offer he can`t refuse

Sep 30, 2012

(Part II) Michael Corleone: "Fredo... you're nothing to me now. ...You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you, or what you do. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand?" (walks away)

Sep 30, 2012

(Part II) (Vito returns years later to Sicily and meets Don Ciccio, the man who murdered Vito's family) Don Ciccio: "What's your name?" Vito Corleone: "My name is Vito Corleone." Don Ciccio: "Vito Corleone! Ha ha ha! You took the name of this town. And what's your father's name?" Vito Corleone: "His name was... Antonio Andolini." Don Ciccio: "Louder. I don't hear so good." Vito Corleone: "My father's name was Antonio Andolini... and this is for you!" (tears his stomach open with a knife)

Aug 04, 2012

Don Corleone: "...I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."

Aug 04, 2012

Jack Woltz: "Tell your boss he can ask for anything else, but this is one favor I can't grant him." Tom Hagen: "Mr. Corleone never asks a second favor once he's refused the first, understood?"

Aug 04, 2012

(Tessio brings in Luca Brasi's bulletproof vest, delivered with a fish inside) Sonny: "What the hell is this?" Clemenza: "It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."

Don Corleone: My wife is crying upstairs. I hear cars coming to the house. Consigliore of mine, I think it's time you told your Don what everyone seems to know.

Tom Hagen: I didn't tell Mama anything. I was just about to come up and wake you so that I could tell you.

Don Corleone: But you needed a drink first.
And now you've had your drink.

Tom Hagen: They shot Sonny on the causeway. He's dead

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Jun 12, 2008

Violence: People are shot at with guns.

Apr 01, 2008

Violence: Shooting and killing.


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