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The Godfather, Part II

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The Godfather: Part II

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
200 minutes
performer:
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, John Cazale, Dominic Chianese, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg
director:
Francis Ford Coppola
Producer:
Robert Evans
Producers:
The Coppola Company, Paramount Pictures
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
4719
genre:
Drama, Epic, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A+

Novelist Mario Puzo’s pulp melodramatics were given operatic grandeur in director Francis Ford Coppola’s first Godfather, but the movie wasn’t quite the metaphorical epic that some critics claimed. That trick was pulled off in the follow-up, a haunting, fatalistic vision of the downside of the American Dream that plays like Verdi’s La Forza del Destino. Coppola later reedited the two films into a seamless chronological whole (for TV and video). But in terms of theatrical releases, The Godfather, Part II remains the champ. A+

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