If there was a problem with Part I it might be that as a whole the film feels too episodic and this is a much bigger problem here. Now we live in an age when TV is respected it's hard not to think how much better served this story could be told on the "small" screen. It was a relief at the intermission to find the rest of the audience were not enjoying this part as much as the previous film. Like my recent viewing of Lawrence Of Arabia it might be a problem of watching 6 hours in one sitting (with breaks) at the end of a festival.
I think all of DeNiro's parts are better than anything in Part I, the problem is that every time things get interesting we jump in time and Michael's story just isn't as interesting.
March 06, 2014 at 11:46AM