I was five when it came out, and it was always regarded as an all time great in my circles. I was given funny looks at times for holding "Godfather" in higher regard. Having grown up in the hip hop era it was the ruler that all other gangster flicks were measured against. It's always been on my top shelf and It was only in recent years I discovered it was meant with such mediocre reception initially.

Logan Lamech
www.eloquentbooks.com/LingeringPoets.html