Jake Goldstein-Street’s review published on Letterboxd:
Al Pacino's Michael Corleone is one of the best performances you'll ever see. The splicing of the Michael timeline with the Little Italy of Vito is beautiful and the silent Robert De Niro is mesmerizing.
The Cuba sequence doesn't feel tacky and the party scene down there is amazing. You realize on the rewatch how great John Cazale is in this movie and how little time he has in the first one.
It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!