Ryan Conde’s review published on Letterboxd:
Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece and just like almost everyone on this planet I fucking love this film. Just one of my favorite films of all time to be honest. The story had me invested the whole way through, the cinematography is stunning, the musical score is amazing, the direction is phenomenal, the editing is brilliant, the pacing is great, and not once was I ever bored, the screenplay is fantastic, there are many disturbing, intense, and shocking moments, there are some surprisingly effective dramatic moments, the film perfectly portrays the mafia and how brutal it was, and the crown jewel of this film is the performances which all are just perfect. Al Pacino does a fantastic job and gives one of his best but the main standout is of course the great Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone who is just phenomenal in this film. He steals every scene he is just one of the 100 reasons why I love this film so much. There's not really that much more to say about this film other than that it is a masterpiece in both filmmaking and cinema. If you're somehow one of those people who haven't watched this film yet then do it right now. Even if the film is close to three hours long it's worth every second of your time. Just a perfect film that deserves all the love and praise that it gets and will be celebrated for many years to come. Also, I couldn't get to watch the sequel today because that film and this one are very long and I couldn't fit them in one day so I'll get through the second one tomorrow. Don't expect me to watch the third one though. After hearing what everyone has said about that film and the fact that I have many other things to watch I don't think I want to watch it or at least right now. I'll probably watch it at some point but in the meantime, I'll just be happy that I saw one of the greatest films that I've ever seen.