The Godfather Part III (1990)

 Rated R for a smattering of evil utterances.

The Death Of Michael Corleone provides us with gallons of juice for the 359th episode of The Ellises’ Analysis. While probably no movie could have lived up to the first 2 mafia classics (both of which are in our archives), does The Godfather Part III hold up after 30 years? Well, some of it is good. Some of it is enormously disappointing…or even downright terrible. Better people than us have fired bullets at Sofia Coppola’s performance (and it certainly isn’t good), but we weren’t exactly in love with the work of several other actors either. Al Pacino does a lot of his typical post-’70s shtick and Andy Garcia’s work isn’t as award-worthy now as it seemed then. Oh, and the script? Mario Puzo and legendary director Francis Coppola put way too many hats on hats in this unnecessary threequel. The ripped-from-the-headlines angle about money woes & corruption in the Catholic Church is the best of the many, many storylines. So try your best to avoid falling in love with your “cuz” as you hear us toss it back and forth about a murderous mob boss’ attempts to grease the rails with the man upstairs.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1990 U.S. Box Office

AFI Top 100 Lists

1990 in film

1990 Academy Award winners & nominees

Sofia Coppola’s Oscar redemption

Links to: The Godfather and The Godfather Part II and Apocalypse Now and Goodfellas

Previously on The Ellises’ Analysis: Carol

We’re off Labour Day. Almost Famous is on tap on September 14th