...ett odödligt mästerverk, ett oförglömligt stycke historia som alltid kommer ha sin plats i filmhistorien.
With performances, style and substance to savour, this shows how it is possible to smash box office records without being mindless.
A career kick-start for industry colossi such as Al Pacino and Robert Duvall, and a punt up the backside for Brando’s waning star, this multiple Oscar winner remains the Don of ambitious, iconic, emotionally resonant crime cinema.
This is the top-down theory of the mafia: a capo's-eye view different from the chaotic, venal lives of other ranks in GoodFellas or The Sopranos.
...is a brilliant conjuring act, inviting us to consider the Mafia entirely on its own terms.