An aging Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his business and
atone for his past sins, while taking a young protégé under his wing.
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Written by Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
Starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia,
Sofia Coppola, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton
Sequel to 1974's The Godfather: Part II
Based on characters created by Mario Puzo
Oscar Nominations - Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor
(Andy Garcia), Best Director, Best Cinematography,
Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song
(Promise Me You'll Remember)
I don't think there is a person on Earth who wasn't disappointed by The Godfather: Part III. Compared to the first two, it is absolutely horrid. The story is bland, some of the acting is terrible, and the climax is anti-climactic. Still, it wasn't the worst film of all time.
Al Pacino continues to own the character of Michael Corleone, playing him as a relic of a time long past. His performance is what made this film watchable. What practically killed it was Sofia Coppola's appalling acting that showed audiences everywhere that Coppolas are at their best when behind the camera. Her so-called performance was dry, uninteresting, and ultimately just plain bad.
It was admittedly difficult to end a franchise that had already won two Oscars for Best Picture, but it really seems like they rushed this third film. After so many amazing stories being proposed, it's difficult to see why they went with the dullest of the bunch.