• Released
  • December 12, 1974
  • R , 3 hr 20 min
  • Crime Drama
    Gangster Film
  • 1,300 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) moves his father's crime family to Las Vegas.

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Total Film

The plotting is elliptical and the sweep intoxicates, but the contrast between De Niro’s meditative Vito and Pacino’s soul-starved eyes...
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100

Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
This is quite simply one of the saddest movies ever made, a tale of loss, grief and absolute loneliness, an unflinching stare into the...
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100

Empire

By Kim Newman
And with supporting roles from the likes of Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall and Lee Strasberg, to say nothing of Roger Corman and Harry Dean...
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100

TV Guide

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Cinematographer Willis superbly captures the turn-of-the-century period, applying a seriographic tint to flashback scenes for a softer,...
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
As the beginning of Part II echoes the opening of "The Godfather," so too does the end. Because of the manner in which circumstances are...
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90

Variety

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Al Pacino again is outstanding as Michael Corleone, successor to crime family leadership.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Coppola is unable to draw all this together and make it work on the level of simple, absorbing narrative. The stunning text of "The...
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70

Chicago Reader

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Three hours and 20 minutes of Al Pacino suffering openly, Robert Duvall suffering silently, Diane Keaton suffering noisily, and (every so...
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40

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
The only remarkable thing about Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, Part II is the insistent manner in which it recalls how much better...
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Rated R | For Strong Violence
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Brilliant mob movie with graphic violence.
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