ab’s review published on Letterboxd:
So I'm waiting around, meant to be helping out at this short film event and I see a 3:20 screening of The Godfather: Part II at the place I'm working at.
And it's for free.
I drop everything and dash for the nearest ticket, and by god was it worth it.
The dialogue? Superb.
The score? Mesmerising.
The cinematography? To die for.
There is pretty much all praise from here on in. I'm finding it hard to come up with a flaw for this cinematic landmark and I'm coming to the conclusion that there isn't one.
Miles better than the first one (and I mean that in a good way) exploring the lives of both Michael's and Vito's story lines, I found myself invested through the whole 200 minute run time.
I looked down to check my watch at some point thinking only 30 minutes had passed and I realised that I was already a third of the way through the movie. It has been said before, but I'll say it again. It is brilliantly paced.
A brilliantly told gangster tale that has cemented itself in film history as one of the greatest films of all time.