This movie won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1974. WTF!?
This thing drags along so slowly that I actually yelled at the TV at one point.
I have watched it twice, months apart to see what I was missing. The answer is nothing. As much as I like Gene Hackman and Francis Ford Coppola, this thing is an absolute snail turd of a movie. It’s one of the few movies I can say I actually hate.
OK maybe hate is too strong of a word. I resent it.
The tomato site has the movie an astounding 97% with critics and 89% with the general public. I’m not sure, but there must be some sort of subliminal messaging spliced into the film to brainwash people to say that it is great and it somehow missed me (twice).
The plot twist and cinematography are good enough to garner some points. So, this movie is 30% instead of 0% for those two reasons alone. Oh, and Freddy Forrest, I really like this actor (RIP).