Hoping for redemption through charitable donations, the semiretired don finds that the young man who slaughtered his own family members as his child was being baptized (in The Godfather) cannot wash away his sins by offering holocausts and bribes to greedy churchmen.
In the end, redemption would mean repentance and mercy, not sacrifice--and crimes of the past rise up in a new generation of Corleones who will not let Michael escape his guilt. ***
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|Title Annotation:||McCormick's Quick Takes On Church Thrillers|
|Article Type:||Movie Review|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2003|
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