The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

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Oscar-winning sequel that tells two concurrent stories: Vito Corleone (Robert DeNiro) flees his home in Sicily in the early 1900s after his family is murdered, and arrives in America to start a new life. Vito struggles to make ends meet until standing up against a local gang member extorting protection money, his first step toward becoming the most feared and respected figure in his New York neighbourhood. More

At the end of The Godfather, we saw the full transformation of Vito’s son Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), from reluctant college drop-out to crime boss. Now based in Lake Tahoe, he is expanding the family business beyond New York and into Las Vegas and Cuba. When his allies, and his own family, turn on him, Michael demonstrates just how ruthless he can be. 

Part two to Francis Ford-Coppola’s 1972 landmark film, and the first sequel to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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1974Rating: R18+200 minsUSA
DramaThrillerClassic
Director:
Francis Ford Coppola ('The Godfather' trilogy, 'Apocalypse Now', 'The Conversation', 'Rumble Fish')
Writer:
Francis Ford CoppolaMario Puzo
Cast:
Al PacinoRobert DuvallDiane KeatonRobert De NiroJohn CazaleJames CaanHarry Dean Stanton

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The Godfather: Part II | Awards

Award Winner
Winner of 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (De Niro); Academy Awards 1975

The Godfather: Part II | Reviews

96%123 reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is even better than the first film, and has the greatest single final scene in Hollywood history, a real coup de cinéma.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The stunning text of The Godfather is replaced in Part II with prologues, epilogues, footnotes, and good intentions.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The only remarkable thing about... Part II is the insistent manner in which it recalls how much better (Coppola's) original film was.

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BBC

BBC

Breathtaking in its scope, scale, and tragic grandeur...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Coppola... extended the original story of the Corleone family backwards and forwards, while deepening the characterisations.

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The Times

The Times

At its best the picture has the expansive quality of a novel...

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

(It is) among the very greatest American films.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Godfather II is quieter, less propulsive, less furiously violent than Godfather I... (but) still it is compellingly watchable.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

A mixture of horror, piety and wit, it is compulsive viewing (even if you feel like closing your eyes in some scenes).

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

In and of itself it's a stunning movie...

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