Iffy for 15+
Brilliant mob movie with graphic violence.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this is a cinematic masterpiece, the themes and events of this film is not suitable for young teens. Graphic violence in this film is interspersed with long discussions about mafia strategy and the organization of the family. In the opening scene, a mother begs the local don to spare her only son's life at her husband's funeral. The son is shot soon after.
- Families can talk about the kinds of decisions Michael Corlenone could have made to avoid becoming involved in the Mafia. Does the film provide an accurate portrayal of Italians in America? How might an Italian American view the film? Does it promote cultural stereotypes?
The good stuff
Messages: While the importance of family is a central theme, this is a story about the mafia family, people who seem to be above the law and justice. The only justice in this film is mob justice which means they lie, cheat and kill on their quest to amass their fortunes and build their empires.
What to watch for
Violence: A lot of murders, graphic violence. Shootings, strangulations, stabbings. There is an almost constant threat of violence.
Sex: Implied sex, references to male genitalia.
Language: Occasional foul language.
Consumerism: Not an issue
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Casual drinking and smoking, a few drunk people here and there.
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Epic classic - beautiful music by chaptertrey
I loved this movie even more than the first Godfather. I took my 24 year old daughter and she loved it too. I feel so fortunate that we got to see this epic movie in the theater. Of course there's violence and this movie is only for adults but it's so well done; everything about the movie is a masterpiece. The music is beautiful too!
Impressive, intense saga by sfmayotx11
I love the first of the Godfather trilogy, but this one was completely engaging for me as a first-time viewer - what took me so long to see this?! I like the flashbacks worked into the flow and it's fun to see so many familiar faces on the big screen. Can't wait to rent the trilogy and see it all together.
Godfather, Part II by granny goose
Haven't seen this for years. It is a timeless movie and great to see on the big screen.
Classic by dchilaw27
This is a classic movie that might be better than the original. It was amazing to see on the big screen.
bad*** movie by raiderthug7
The greatest movie trilogy gotta see it
already saw it by random cheese paste
There is no point in paying for it again if u have the dvd or u just saw it on dvd but it is a great movie