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R| 3 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
The compelling sequel to "The Godfather," contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. Traces the problems of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of a young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917's Hell's Kitchen. Michael survives many misfortunes and Vito is introduced to a life of crime.

Cast: Al Pacino , Robert Duvall , Diane Keaton , Robert De Niro , John Cazale , Talia Shire , Lee Strasberg , Michael V. Gazzo

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Release Date: December 20th, 1974|3 hr. 20 min.

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  • It is neither a very happy or driving picture. But it is intellectually daring and marks an important breakthrough in the growing up of the Hollywood film. show more

  • As the beginning of Part II echoes the opening of "The Godfather," so too does the end. Because of the manner in which circumstances are handled and considering the people involved, the impact here is more forceful. The tragic flaw has accomplished its poisonous, inevitable designs. Coppola punctuates both movies with a gut-twisting exclamation point. show more

  • Coppola is unable to draw all this together and make it work on the level of simple, absorbing narrative. The stunning text of "The Godfather" is replaced in Part II with prologues, epilogues, footnotes, and good intentions. show more

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  • January 17, 2011 mhandlery1
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    One of the 5 best movies I have ever seen. Even better than Godfather Part I which I thought was excellent. I actually hated the third one. I am close to 60 years old.

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