Michael Corleone (Al Pacino - The Godfather)

Approval Rate: 80%

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    Sat Apr 05 2008

    I have never seen a character turn to a nice charming WW11 veteren into a cold blooded Mafia Boss like Michael Corleone. Al Pacino gives a great performance that will go down in cinema history.

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    Mon Apr 16 2007

    Never has a character's transformation been so complete as Al Pacino's Michael Corleone in The Godfather. Michael is introduced as a World War II hero who comes home to his sister's wedding, and is determined to go his own way in the legitimate world- only to inherit his respected father's (Don Vito Corleone's) mantle as the powerful head of the New York Mafia by forces seemingly beyond his control. Michael becomes a ruthless leader with a knack for "pushing the button" against his enemies. Shaped by the world around him (and losing both his first wife Appolonia through a bomb planted in his car, which was intended for him; and his ill-tempered brother, Santino, in a bullet-riddled set-up by their no-good brother-in-law), Michael's transformation is complete as he is baptized in a world of blood in which he orders the massacres of his rival Mafia chieftains and assumes power as the unquestioned Godfather. In a way, his character parallels the tragic circumstances of many great literary... Read more

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    Fri Aug 05 2005

    Pacino is very convincing in his descent into evil, both in this movie and the sequel. A good man tempted, and fallen is a compelling performance.

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    Sun May 01 2005

    A great complex character torn between His morals & His Family.He says often that He wants to go legit.

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    Sun Nov 28 2004

    The Godfather Part III NEVER happened, OK?

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    Sun Mar 28 2004

    Best film ever. Great peformance by Pacino