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An aging don michael corleone tries to secure a peaceful future for his beloved children, but his hothead nephew has different ideas.


Studio Paramount
SKU 208357057
UPC 097361329345
UPC 14 00097361329345
Format DVD
Release Date 5/31/2011
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Golden Globe (1991) Al Pacino, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama,Andy Garcia, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,Francis Ford Coppola, Nominee, Best Director - Motion Picture,Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Nominee, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture,The Godfather: Part III, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Drama
Oscar (1991) Andy Garcia, Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Barry Malkin, et. al., Nominee, Best Film Editing,Carmine Coppola, John Bettis ("Promise Me You'll Remember"), Nominee, Best Music, Original Song,Dean Tavoularis, Gary Fettis, Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Francis Ford Coppola, Nominee, Best Picture,Francis Ford Coppola, Nominee, Best Director,Gordon Willis, Nominee, Best Cinematography
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Eighteen years after the first screenings of The Godfather, the long-awaited third and final chapter reached theaters. That it proved unable to fulfill expectations was a predictable - if somewhat disheartening - result, given the sixteen year buildup The Godfather Part III is a good movie, with moments of rare power, but it is not a great one - a reason why many fans of the series have voiced their disappointment...One of the most obvious problems with The Godfather Part III is that it covers little new territory. The plot is highly derivative of the original. This time, Michael fills Vito's role, and Vincent stands in for Michael. This method of too-obvious parallelism might have been more effective had Vincent's character been better developed. That isn't the case, however, because Michael is still the focal point...One thing that is not inferior, however, is Francis Ford Coppola's directorial flair...Despite its missteps, The Godfather Part III packs enough of a punch to deserve a place alongside its predecessors. This is no poorly-conceived curiosity. Not only does the film bring Michael Corleone's story to a conclusion, but it remains faithful to the form and style of parts I and II. Taken as one grand epic, with this chapter included, the Godfather movies represent one of the most solid, emotionally-rich tales ever committed to film.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "The Godfather, Part III" continues the Corleone family history in 1979, as the sins of the parents are visited upon the children. Despite every attempt to go legit, to become respectable, the past cannot be silenced. The family has amassed unimaginable wealth, and as the film opens Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) is being invested with a great honor by the church. Later that day, at a reception, his daughter announces a Corleone family gift to the church and the charities of Sicily, "a check in the amount of $100 million." But the Corleones are about to find, as others have throughout history, that you cannot buy forgiveness...In the "Godfather" movies Coppola has made a world. Because we know it so intimately, because its rhythms and values are instantly recognizable to us, a film like "The Godfather Part III" probably works better than it should. If you stand back and look at it rationally, this is a confusing and disjointed film...We have been taught this world so well by Francis Ford Coppola that we enter it effortlessly has there ever before been a film saga so seductive and compelling, so familiar to us that even after years we remember all of the names of the players? Here, for example, is a new character, introduced as "Sonny's illegitimate son," and, yes, we nod like cousins at a family reunion, yes, he does seem a lot like Sonny...He's the same kind of hotheaded, trigger-happy lunatic.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
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Desson Howe, Washington Post ...classic "Godfather" fare.
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader A provocative and stirring climax to the Corleone saga, as well as an autonomous work that sometimes shows Coppola at his near best.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Only a filmmaker like Coppola (teamed with writer Mario Puzo) could extend his history-making saga and make it work so well.
Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times ...a work of high ensemble talent and intelligence, gorgeously mounted and crafted...
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle ...lushly photographed, brilliantly acted and wonderfully entertaining...
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ...Coppola unveils a vision of corruption that embraces the entire world, but he's also reveling in sheer theatrical magic in a way that only a master can.
Variety ...matches its predecessors in narrative intensity, epic scope, socio-political analysis, physical beauty and deep feeling for its characters and milieu.

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