Matt Roush says...
Say this for the overlong 10-part drama about the making of a movie classic, now marking its 50th anniversary: The Offer will make you want to watch The Godfather (and Part II, maybe even the third film) all over again. And Paramount+ complies, making the classic trilogy available for binge-watching. Miles Teller stars, woodenly, as fledgling producer Albert S. Ruddy, who battles skeptical studio bosses and actual mobsters to help visionary director Francis Ford Coppola (a terrific Dan Fogler) bring Mario Puzo’s gangster epic to life. Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode is a riot as Paramount’s schmoozing, preening studio head, charged with reviving the ailing studio with hits like Love Story (starring his then-wife Ali McGraw) and this risky project. (See the full review.)