The Godfather

I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse. -Don Vito Corleone

The Godfather is considered one of the greatest films ever made, and rightfully so. This enthralling movie provides an intimate look into the lives of those involved in organized crime, while revolutionizing the way gangster films are depicted.

With a stellar cast and amazing performances by the late Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, this movie quickly becomes more than a story – it forcefully and effectively transports viewers in the midst of the powerful and troubled Corleone family.

Don Vito Corleone is the head of the Corleone family – the dominant crime family in New York. Initially, the film focuses on Vito’s commanding influence in his family’s affairs  and gradually depicts his decline and his youngest son Michael’s rise to power. The assassinations, politics, family life, and betrayal come and go as the movie builds up to its momentous ending.

One word comes to mind in my response to The Godfather: Bravo.

The story development kept me intrigued and wanting to find out more. The action scenes had the perfect amount of foreboding that held me to the edge of my seat. The characters were very believable, very human.

At close to three hours long, the movie seldom had any uninteresting scenes. All in all, The Godfather was a gripping tale of family, power, and the world of crime, packaged in an intelligible and authentic movie experience. 5/5

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