The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone

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, 88% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone pulls the audience back into Francis Ford Coppola's epic gangster saga with a freshly -- albeit slightly -- edited version of its final installment.
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    John AndersonAmerica Magazine
    Much is tailored to the needs of drama in "Godfather, Coda." But one cannot manufacture urgency in a film that lacks the kind of cosmic conflict of its two predecessors.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    It's often gripping, sometimes masterful, and almost never betrays its history as the work of a wayward giant scrambling back toward respectability after a long decade lost in the wilderness.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    The film's tautly controlled turbulence guides the eye to salient details, its clarified lines of dramatic tension calmly burst into images of an explosive yet nearly static intensity.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I almost don't see a point for Godfather Part III. You've ended the story so beautifully with Godfather Part II, why would you go back and continue it? The story doesn't come together like it did [for the original], but I will say he's improved it.
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    Angie HanFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It does improve the pacing, but otherwise it's very much the same movie. I've always been a sucker for movies about men looking back at their lives full of regret and guilt, so this one very much did it for me. I really enjoyed it.
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    Jake WilsonSydney Morning Herald
    This undeniably improves on the original version from 1990, always regarded as the weak point of the trilogy. The story is less cluttered by flashbacks and easier to follow, especially in the first half hour.
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    Wendy ShreveFeaturing Film
    Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (Original title, The Godfather III, 1990) reminds viewers what was once memorable can be new again.
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    Rob GonsalveseFilmCritic.com
    Godfather, Coda is not perfect by any means, and doesn't share the cool intelligence of I and II, but it's time to stop punishing it. It is its own movie. Cosmetically it resembles the first two, but its core is jagged and despairing.
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    Gabriel QuispeCinencuentro
    Leaves us with with the impression that [Coppola] is happy "redirecting" and putting some final points on his part. [Full review in Spanish]
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    James KendrickQ Network Film Desk
    although not in the league with its predecessors, it is still an invigorating, deeply felt piece of work
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