BrayMitch01’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Godfather is the greatest film ever made. This was easily the film I was most excited about rewatching for my Best Picture Project. Watching this again made me realize why I fell In love with this film in the first place. Every little thing is crafted to perfection and the whole film just feels so grand. I picked up a ton of little things on a rewatch and I guarantee when I rewatch it again I’ll pick up more.
The plot is great it’s a timeless and incredibly engaging story. The story of the Corleone family is one of (if not the) greatest story ever told on screen. This film is full of utterly iconic scenes. My favorite scene of this film is the Solozo/McCluskey shooting, leading up to the shooting the suspense is brilliantly crafted. The acting is phenomenal Marlon Brando and Al Pacino give phenomenal performances. Both characters are beyond iconic and have incredible character development. James Cann gives a phenomenal supporting performance as well. This film seriously has some of the greatest acting and character development of all time. Robert Duvall, John Cazale, and Diane Keaton give fantastic supporting performances as well.
The direction is incredible from Francis Ford Coppola, you can tell that he was passionate about making this and his directorial choices are incredibly impressive. Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola’s script is phenomenal as well. The cinematography is phenomenal, almost every shot means something and feels important. The score is fantastic especially The Godfather Waltz. The ending is a phenomenal ending and the last shot is just perfection. Overall The Godfather is an iconic masterpiece and my second favorite film of all time.
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