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.
"Bonasera, Bonasera, what have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you'd come to me in friendship, this scum, who ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by some chance, an honest man like yourself made enemies, they would become my enemies. And then, they would fear you."
Makes you feel like rejoicing in the characters' victories and violence every time. Why? It's hard to pinpoint the exact reasons, especially in a movie that's so well crafted you're left speechless. But that's the point, I guess -- we leave the gun and take the cannoli!
It's almost shakespearean in its obsession with the darkness within each of its characters. Powerful Men either try to rise within a just society or exercise their power to create a new one. But in a world such as this, where there is no justice, there's no way to fight the your enemy through just means. Coppola's crime epic is a pitch-perfect tale about the conflict between power and honour, respect and legitimacy.