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Sixteen years after Francis Ford Coppola won his second Oscar forThe Godfather II (his first was for the 1972 Godfather), the director and star Al Pacino attempted to revive the concept one more time. Despite an elaborate plot that involves Michael Corleone seeking redemption through the Vatican while simultaneously preparing his nephew (Andy Garcia) to take over the Corleone family, the film fails to take shape as a truly meaningful experience in the way the preceding movies do. Still, Pacino is very moving as an elder Michael, filled with regret and trying hard to make amends with his wife (Diane Keaton) and grown children (one of whom is played, and not all that well, by the director's daughter, Sofia Coppola).--Tom Keogh
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CastDiane Keaton, Al Pacino, George Hamilton, Sofia Coppola, Bridget Fonda, Richard Bright, Andy Garcia, Joe Mantegna, Eli Wallach, John Savage, Talia Shire
DirectorFrancis Ford Coppola
Genre:  Action, Adventure, Drama
Release Date:  December 25, 1990
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterFrancis Ford Coppola
Runtime:  170 minutes
Studio:  Paramount Pictures
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review by . June 23, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     It's been a long three nights. In this time, I watched a "Godfather" film per night. I was blown away by "The Godfather" and astounded by "The Godfather: Part II", which as I mentioned in my review, is inferior to the first, but still, in my opinion, a very good piece of film. Perhaps I should say the same for the concluding chapter of this epic trilogy. It is often considered the worst film of the three. Some even think it's a bad movie all-together. But …
review by . August 09, 2006
At the end of the 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios was nearly bankrupt. Zoetrope needed money, and it didn't take a genius to figure out how to get it. They would make another GODFATHER movie. And that is how, sixteen years after THE GODFATHER: PART II, we were given THE GODFATHER: PART III.    The film begins in 1979. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) has finally given up his life of crime and is building a reputation as a respectable philanthropist. When Victor Mancini …
review by . April 15, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
I have seen this film several times, all the way through or in parts. Frankly, I have mixed emotions about it because, when discussing it, I want to be fair and focus on it as a discrete film, judging it on its own terms; however, for me at least, that is impossible because it is the third of three Godfather films and its two predecessors are masterpieces. I cannot exclude vivid memories of scenes and even comments from films I first saw 18 and then 14 years before seeing this one for the first …
review by . July 25, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
I have seen this film several times, all the way through or in parts. Frankly, I have mixed emotions about it because, when discussing it, I want to be fair and focus on it as a discrete film, judging it on its own terms; however, that is so difficult for me because it is the third of three Godfather films and its two predecessors are masterpieces. I cannot exclude vivid memories of scenes and even comments from films I first saw 18 and then 14 years before seeing this one in 1990. OK, that's my …
review by . August 24, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
. . .feeling that it was a significant "comedown" after the first two. I differ in that opinion. I much preferred "Part III" to "Part II", feeling that the theme of attempted redemption and reconciliation was extremely powerful. Michael is again trying to keep his family intact, while coming under increasing fire from other organized crime figures (literally). He is consumed with guilt over the "hit" he had ordered on his brother. He is trying to remain connected with his children, and to make amends …
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