Yuri Ferreira’s review published on Letterboxd:
Remember that one film you were told to watch because it was a classic, but no one could explain why so?
That's The Godfather.
There's nothing to the movie, other than a mafia tantrum, that escalates into a bloodfest, and all this weak tension and awful drama that gets you nowhere-- because you simply don't care about the characters.
All efforts to make this an epic get lost in its bad camera work, lousy acting (except for very few actors), and overall forgettable soundtrack.
In the end, The Godfather tries too hard to show how intimidating and powerful its characters are-- but, when the credits roll, you don't fear them at all.