My first time seeing The Godfather, and I purposely didn't watch it for years now because I was afraid of my own high expectations.
I guess even with lower expectations I wouldn't have given it 5 stars, because there are some real strong pacing issues at work. But when it hits home, it really does it masterfully. All the execution scenes were excellent and casting Al Pacino was a masterstroke.
Now on to Part 2.