The Godfather Part III

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

The chief impression is of déjà vu: extravagant ceremonies, parties, shady meetings behind closed doors. The implausible story doesn't help: Michael Corleone (Pacino), grey and bowed in 1979, misses his ex-wife (Keaton) and kids so much that he decides to abandon crime and make the family business legitimate. If it's nicely ironic that bastard nephew Vincent (Garcia), Michael's right-hand man, is almost psycopathically violent, this strand is weakened when Michael objects to daughter Mary's falling for Vincent. And the unwise insertion of elements from real life - the laundering of money through the Vatican - founders because so many details are skated over that the exact implications of Michael's brush with Old World power-brokers are often obscured. Plot apart - much of which concerns Michael's struggles to defend both his empire and his intergrity against Mafia peers - it often looks like Coppola is going through the motions. The acting is merely passable, several characters are given nothing to do, and Michael's paranoid self-pity lends the film an absurd morality: Coppola expects us to sympathise with the semblance of virtue.

By: GA


Release details

162 mins

Cast and crew

Francis Ford Coppola
Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Al Pacino
Diane Keaton
Talia Shire
Andy Garcia
Eli Wallach
Joe Mantegna
George Hamilton
Bridget Fonda
Sofia Coppola
Raf Vallone
Donal Donnelly
Helmut Berger
John Savage
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