The Godfather

The Godfather ★★★★

Took me 18 years, but I did it, I finally watched Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. Considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time and the greatest by Letterboxd I definitely had crazy high expectations for this movie. So did it live up to those expectations? Well, no. But that's only because the bar was really high and nearly impossible to reach. I was in no way disappointed as I thought this was an impeccably made crime drama with amazing performances and quality writting. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino shine as Don Vito Corleone and his son Michael as they have both such a magnetic presence that it makes hard for you to not be engaged whenever they're on screen. It is a little long at 3 hours as I felt it slowed a bit down in the second act, but still, I was engaged through most of its rundown. The direction from Coppola is top notch and the soundtrack was really good and perfectly fits the vibe of the movie. All in all, really enjoyed The Godfather.

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