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The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration

  R HD Closed Captioning

Francis Ford Coppola

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Plot Summary

Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar ®-winning role*as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award® nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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99%
  • Reviews Counted: 84
  • Fresh: 83
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 9.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Francis Ford Coppola has made one of the most brutal and moving chronicles of American life ever designed within the limits of popular entertainment. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Feb 26, 2014

Fresh: In its blending of new depth with an old genre, it becomes that rarity, a mass entertainment that is also great movie art. – Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine, Feb 23, 2011

Fresh: The biggest achievement here is the establishment of mood and time. – A.D. Murphy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The Godfather is overflowing with life, rich with all the grand emotions and vital juices of existence, up to and including blood. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Feb 26, 2014

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Customer Reviews

For Justice, we must go to Don Corleone...

With an all-star cast of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, and Diane Keaton and a legendary director (Francis Ford Coppola), The Godfather to put it very simply, is one of the greatest movies of all time. The american film institute ranks it as its number 2 best film ever produced, second only to the Orsen Wells classic: Citizen Kane. However, in my opinion and in many peoples opinions, The Godfather is the most perfect movie ever made and the #1 movie ever. Also, to Josh Frierman of Plainview, it is 10,000,000 times better then The Usual Suspects. You simply must get the Godfather.

One of the greatest... horrible preview.

This preview gave away the entire plot! If you haven't watched the film yet, the preview will spoil the movie.

Legendary

there can be no denying that this is the greatest piece of cinematography in america history