Atom User Reviews for The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone
This lushly photographed, brilliantly acted and wonderfully entertaining movie has its own claims to uniqueness. It's the most thoughtful of the three films, and its climax brings the entire series into sharper focus. [25 Dec 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
It's strange how the earlier movies fill in the gaps left by this one, and answer the questions. It is, I suspect, not even possible to understand this film without knowing the first two, and yet, knowing them, Part III works better than it should.
One of the most obvious problems with The Godfather Part III is that it covers little new territory. The plot is highly derivative of the original.