- RELEASED: 1990
- RUNTIME: 170 mins
- WRITTEN BY: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
- DIRECTED BY: Francis Ford Coppola
- STARRING: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy García, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda
This review may contain spoilers.
This would’ve been so much better if it focused way more on Michael’s guilt and repentance but unfortunately, it spends way too much time on the new family members and storylines, none of which are interesting (maybe with the exception of Anthony Corleone who’s pretty great cause of Andy Garcia’s performance). The plot is such a discombobulated mess with a serious lack of urgency and it’s nowhere near as engaging as the first two films. Also, yeah, Sofia Coppola is pretty terrible and her whole incestuous relationship with Andy Garcia is just nasty. Even her death scene is laughable, although Michael’s is pretty hilarious as well. Also, “Intermezzo” will simply never have the same impact as it does when it plays in Raging Bull. In the end, this is a disappointing, anti-climactic and mostly emotionless finale that doesn’t give the Corleone family any proper closure.