Sam’s review published on Letterboxd:
Michael Corleone’s character arc is on another level, truly one of the best I’ve ever seen. My only nit-pick is that I kept forgetting half the character’s names, so I had to keep trying to catch up (although this was mostly in the third act). Speaking of the third act, that scene, was phenomenal - not only for its intensity, but also for its seemingly innovative filmmaking.
One of the best praises I can give The Godfather is that it was one of the best long films I’ve seen: it wasn’t boring, and that’s a great strength for a film to have.
So yeah, it’s near perfect, but you probably already knew that. Might not be my definitive favourite film of all time, but it’s one of my favourite crime films of all time, that’s for sure.