• The Godfather, Part III (1974)

The Godfather, Part III

Release Date: December 20th, 1974

DVD Release Date: May 24th, 2005

R |2 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

As Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) ages, he finds that being the head of the Corleone crime family isn't getting any easier. He wants his family out of the Mafia, but the mob kingpin (Eli Wallach) isn't eager to let one of the most powerful and wealthy families go legit. Making matters even worse is Michael's nephew, Vincent (Andy Garcia). Not only does Vincent want a piece of the Corleone family's criminal empire, but he also wants Michael's daughter, Mary (Sofia Coppola).

Cast: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Zoetrope Studios

Keywords: Rivalry, 1970s, Dark, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's strange how the earlier movies fill in the gaps left by this one, and answer the questions. It is, I suspect, not even possible to understand this film without knowing the first two, and yet, knowing them, Part III works better than it should. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    This lushly photographed, brilliantly acted and wonderfully entertaining movie has its own claims to uniqueness. It's the most thoughtful of the three films, and its climax brings the entire series into sharper focus. [25 Dec 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1]

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    One of the most obvious problems with The Godfather Part III is that it covers little new territory. The plot is highly derivative of the original. show more

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