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The Godfather, 1972

The Godfather
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Written by: Mario Puzo
Language:  English, Italian, Latin
Country:  USA
Runtime:  175 min
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The Godfather can be described as captivating, rough, and bleak. The plot revolves around a family business, gangsters, and criminal heroes. The main genres are crime and drama. In terms of style, The Godfather is a saga, features an all-star cast, and is epic. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is located in New York and Sicily. The Godfather takes place in the 1950s. The soundtrack is orchestral. It is based on a book. The Godfather has received attention for being a masterpiece, a classic, and an Oscar winner. It is well suited for a boys' night. Note that it involves brief nudity, profanity, and violent content.

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The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather


Based on the best-selling novel by Mario Puzo (who co-wrote the screenplay with director Francis Ford... more


Language: English, Italian, Latin
Country: USA
Release date: 24 March 1972
Runtime: 175 min
Awards: Academy Awards


Marlon Brando for Best Actor at the 1972 Academy Awards
Francis Ford Coppola for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1972 Academy Awards
Mario Puzo for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1972 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Picture at the 1972 Academy Awards

Cast and Crew

Marlon Brando Marlon Brando As Don Vito Corleone
Al Pacino Al Pacino As Michael Corleone
James Caan James Caan As Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
Robert Duvall Robert Duvall As Tom Hagen
Diane Keaton Diane Keaton As Kay Adams
Talia Shire Talia Shire As Connie Corleone Rizzi
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San Francisco Chronicle
In scene after scene -- the long wedding sequence, John Marley's bloody discovery in his bed, Pacino nervously smoothing down his hair before a restaurant massacre, the godfather's collapse in a garden -- Coppola crafted an enduring, undisputed...
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The Godfather is a generational saga; it's also an action film; but above all, it catches the imagination of audiences because it suggests that the career of a gangster is not so very different from the career of a businessman or a politician.
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This is how you do it! Everything here, from directing and performances to cinematography and music, is absolutely top-notch.
24.November.2014 |  by: John Mitchell
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Obvious classic
11.September.2014 |  by: apinneke
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No one should think for a better film ever.
18.August.2013 |  by: seeker2003
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01.December.2012 |  by: rita patrick
rita patrick rated this title
Could be better
I liked the movie but I missed having a character/relationship map. Several times it wasn't clear who is killing who and why (especially in the case of Paulie and then in the big shootout near the end - took me a minute to realize those were the...
03.April.2011 |  by: Baelara
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THE GODFATHER: I have always loved watching movies starring MARLON BRANDO, This is one of my favorite movies and I highly recommend it. MARLON always give 110%, and his acting is always very convincing and spot on. I give this movie 5*****STARS.
10.January.2011 |  by: Netflowers
Netflowers rated this title
Oh my god,what a waste of my time!2 hour 52 minutes of utter Boredom.In my days of watching movies,not many films could make me this infuriated! I started this film thinking that it could be my favorite film of all time,but it turned out to be the...
05.December.2010 |  by: Rafshan
Rafshan rated this title
BEST Movie
Without a doubt in my mind the number one most known and spoken about film, and with good reason. First off, we have Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, both in their prime, being directed by one of the top 3 greatest directors – Francis Ford Coppola. It...
01.September.2010 |  by: Davidcomer
Davidcomer rated this title
This movie is shot in shadows. It makes you lean in to the screen to see what's hidden in the dark. Visually, it sucks you into the shadowy world of the family. There, you discover that the darkness has grown to capture the heart of the main...
30.March.2010 |  by: Mark Copley
Mark Copley rated this title
What is to be said about The Godfather that hasn't already been said?Hmm...Let me think about this.In truth no combination of words can do this film justice.As anyone one who has seen it will tell you,it's a picture about family and respect.Vito...
17.December.2009 |  by: Turner
Turner rated this title
I rented it expecting a good movie... I guess it might be if you can stand some horrible acting by brando in the first part. I had to turn it off after a half hour due to useless dialogue (half of which I couldn't understand from brando anyways)....
25.November.2009 |  by: rosnor2000
rosnor2000 rated this title
Mobster original
So good. It is so good. You could cook it in a ziti and relish the deliciousness for days. The book is superb, and I suppose it's the knowledge of the book that makes me enjoy this movie more than the average person probably does. Really and truly...
22.June.2009 |  by: Laura
Laura rated this title
Coppola made us an offer we could'nt, would'nd, should'nt & did'nt refuse. The bar was raised to a great height with both Part 1 & Part 2. Classics
14.May.2009 |  by: Philip V. szuszitzky
Philip V. szuszitzky rated this title
A perfect story and perfectly directed movie combination is impossibly rare. If you've been looking to watch such a film, this is pretty much THE one to watch. For me, it's all about Marlon Brando - The Godfather. His acting performance hasn't been...
22.March.2009 |  by: Matthew
Matthew rated this title
Very few things can be said about this amazing piece of cinematic art. One of the best, no doubt. But at least I can add a suggestion: Don't miss the audio commentary with Francis Ford Coppola: you'll find out that he was under a lot of stress while...
21.March.2009 |  by: Carlos Mal
Carlos Mal rated this title
Everything you've heard about it is true. It's brilliantly acted, beautifully shot, dramatically paced, artfully lit, delicately edited. it is, in short, fantastic. What's truly amazing is, I'm sorry to say, the violence: even today, the violence is...
20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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The Great American Classic (wIth Godfather II)
To me this is THE great American classic. It is inseparable from The Godfather II which it intertwines with in inummerable ways...plot, character development, cinematogaphy, directions, etc. etc. See them the same day. Or on two consecutive days.
25.December.2008 |  by: scottlackey
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Nothing short of a classic masterpiece.
The are no excuses, "The Godfather" is a must-see film. Even the fact that it's a long film doesn't matter. The royal filmmaking alongside royal performances make this film one of the best ever made.
25.October.2008 |  by: ralph.wiggum
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how do you review a masterpiece?
well... maybe... no matter how hard you try, you can't find anything wrong with The Godfather. The acting, the editing, the script, the music and of course the ultimate directing by Coppola. It's the godfather of the cinema world.
08.August.2008 |  by: seinfeld
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