This is one of those movies that MUST be seen by everyone interested in film. Whether you like it or not, it is highly eductaional to view this.
I won;t go into all the specifics that have already been said about this movie. Instead, I would like to point out how this film "evolved" as it was being filmed. From all of the interviews that I read, director Francis Ford Coppola approached this with a framework to start with, but the movie took on a life on its own. Like great literary works, that is the case.
All of the actors were excellent and the movie should be seen in the IMAX format if it can.