Mister Gaga’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Godfather Part 2 is a brilliant crime drama that sets the stage of amazing sequels that is I think is close to topping the original with two investing storylines about the hopeful tale of Vito Corleone of the past and the tragic tale of Michael Corleone. Miraculously managing to both enrich and expand upon themes first broached by its predecessor, it certainly ranks among the very best of all sequels in American cinema.
The inter-play of the two stories is done with graceful transitions. The beauty and symmentry of Coppola's film is outstanding. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, and the rest of the cast creates a film energy which enthralls the audience. Pacino's line "senator we are all part of the same hypocrisy" resoates the brilliance of the Michael Corleone character. "YOU BROKE MY HEART" alone merited it's Best Picture win.
The first hour mark of the film was some of the most enthralling experience I have, just as how I did with the first Godfather film. My only takeaway from the film is that this is a film where I felt I was watching a 3 hours film. Yes it is, but unlike 3 hours films I've seen in the past, this is one where I really felt the runtime.
But that's all. I still think this is a very significant and impactful film that still stands the test of time as to being one of the greatest.