Al Pacino and Diane Keaton in "The Godfather: Part III" (1990)

The Godfather: Part III (1990) Directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola. Al Pacino as Michael Corleone and Diane Keaton as Kay Adams Michelson

Michael: I want you to forgive me.
Kay: For what?
Michael: Everything.
Kay: Oh. Like God, huh?
Michael: No, I need something a little closer.

3 Responses to “The Godfather: Part III (1990)”

  1. Clearly weaker than the first two, but better than many would give it credit for, and with teh same chemistry and compelling screenplay and caracters. Sophia Coppola’s performance of course has become infamous, but the film in general is quite riveting.

    The use of Mascagni’s Cavaleria Rusticana is wholly sublime.

  2. Better than I remember it, though it still suffers by comparison to its parents. I went into it thinking about whether it was a not very good movie that gets a lot of attention because it’s the sequel to a couple of classics, or if it’s actually a pretty good movie that is unfairly maligned for not quite living up to what came before. Mostly I think it’s the latter.

    I don’t much care for most of Garcia’s performance though it’s not really his fault. It’s not really Sofia’s fault either that she isn’t up to the task. She never should’ve been brought in, though in retrospect it doesn’t kill the movie for me the way it used to. I wonder how much of an improvement Ryder would’ve been if she hadn’t bailed.. We’ll never know.

    The Atlantic City hit with the helicopter still seems kind of ridiculous to me also, but not a big deal. Overall, it’s a well done and logical extension/conclusion of what came before it. I probably could’ve lived a long and happy cinematic life if it never happened, but it did and it’s pretty good.

  3. I agree that if it didn’t happen we’d be fine. But the effort after a good many years was more than a respectable one, and I agree that Ryder would probably have not done so much better than Coppola.

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