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    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    In scene after scene -- the long wedding sequence, John Marley's bloody discovery in his bed, Pacino nervously smoothing down his hair before a restaurant massacre, the godfather's collapse in a garden -- Coppola crafted an enduring, undisputed masterpiece. [21 Mar 1997, Daily Datebook, p.C3] show more

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    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The wedding sequence... is a virtuoso stretch of filmmaking: Coppola brings his large cast onstage so artfully that we are drawn at once into the Godfather's world. show more

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    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Brando made Don Vito something we rarely see in movies: a tragicomic villain-hero, a vulnerable hood. The don is so close to a comic character -- the movie itself is so close to comedy -- that Brando's capacity to move us in the role is doubly impressive. At the end, it is the older Godfather's tenderness and sagacity we recall. [21 Mar 1997, Friday, p.A] show more

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    San Francisco Examiner

    A handbook on cinematic lucidity. All events are described clearly. Motives of all the characters are set right there on the table next to the pasta for our consideration. show more

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    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The picture is a series of mini-climaxes, all building to the devastating, definitive conclusion... It was carefully and painstakingly crafted. Every major character - and more than a few minor ones - is molded into a distinct, complex individual. show more

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    TV Guide

    The Godfather is a generational saga; it's also an action film; but above all, it catches the imagination of audiences because it suggests that the career of a gangster is not so very different from the career of a businessman or a politician. show more

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    Ron Wells Film Threat

    One warning however: James Caan's shoulder hair, when seen on this size screen, may frighten children considerably (you'll at least want to discuss it openly after the show, answering any questions your kids may have in an honest and direct manner). show more

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    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Just about as great as a movie's ever gonna be... As for the storytellng, The Godfather is an intricately constructed gem that simultaneously kicks ass. show more

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    F. X. Feeney L.A. Weekly

    The Godfather traces the arc of this doomed idealism with a beauty that is still fresh. show more

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    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    Overflowing with life, rich with all the grand emotions and vital juices of existence, up to and including blood. And its deaths, like that of Hotspur in "Henry IV, Part I," continue to shock no matter how often we've watched them coming. [16 Mar 1997, Calendar, p.7] show more

  • January 25, 2014 robjetb
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    Goof in hospital scene wher Don Vito was being moved to another room. Placard on wall reads Robert O. Lowery Fire Commisioner. This was suppose to be 1946. He was FC in the 1960,s.

  • August 13, 2012 filmlover1994
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    The Godfather Is Still One Of My Favorite Films Of All Time.

  • August 13, 2012 pd00000000128189
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    its a boing movie.

  • March 24, 2012 MR=P=SPORTS
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    THE GODFATHER WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE AND HAD THE BEST STARS WORKING IN IT , NO ONE CAN EVER TOUCH THE CLASS OF OF IT OR COME CLOSE TO MAKING A MOVIE LIKE IT, THE ONLY BAD PARTS ARE THE PUNK STOOL PIGEONS ONE LIKE SAMMY THE RAT ( THE BULL ANYMORE) ITS SAMMY THE RAT PURE RAT ALL THE WAY.... WHY IS IT THEY ARE BIG HEROS UNTIL IT COME TO THE END THEN THEY ALL WANT TO MAKE A DEAL WITH THE FEDS..........

  • August 23, 2011 Weston
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    Fantastic A MASTER Piece!!!!!

  • August 11, 2011 movieman928
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    Incredible and mesmerizing!!!

  • April 22, 2011 kairp1
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    It is fantastic there are no flaws Francis Ford Coppola did an amazing job Al Pacino was fantastic!!!!

  • July 19, 2010 adult master
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    i love godfather!

  • May 08, 2010 Bethaabrams0308
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    this movie made Al Pacino a STAR!

  • September 17, 2009 nirvfan81
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    The best movie ever made. Along with part II. Can't decide :)

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