I was shocked to feel this time around that Michael's metamorphosis into an evil man – the engine and purpose behind the story – is actually a little graceless and clunky. That's a shocking and disappointing thing to feel. It's still The Godfather though.
So, Godfather. It's one of most universally loved and respected movies of all time. To criticize it is film heresy. But....surely I'm not the only one who finds the story kinda unsatisfying? Or who finds Michael's character development a bit shallow? Or who finds the romances really awkward? Or the pace sluggish? There's a lot here that's truly superb, but a lot that's not. With apologies to the film gods: B-
This movie is strong, good script, great casting, excellent acting, and over the top directing. It is hard to fine a movie done this well, it is 29 years old and has aged well.relationships, and real life. This is a great mix, and the artistic style make the film memorable.