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.
"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!