The Godfather bore witness to the bitter truth: evil, hydra-headed, renews itself and triumphs in the end; in America, the Corleones win.
The Godfather Part II (1974)
The Godfather II is a sequel to a film whose narrative drive and choreographed violence made it one of the better genre films of recent years. It is colder, more severe, less violent and much more ambitious than the original The Godfather.
by Marjorie Rosen In Hollywood circles the adage, “You’re as good as your last picture,” holds more truth than is comfortable or healthy. It could
Throughout the three hours and twenty minutes of Part II, there are so many moments of epiphany — mysterious, reverberant images, such as the small Vito singing in his cell — that one scarcely has the emotional resources to deal with the experience of this film.
American director Francis Ford Coppola interviewed by William Murray for Playboy magazine, July 1975 issue