Casino

1995

Action / Biography / Crime / Drama

183
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 93%
IMDb Rating 8.2 10 388244

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Cast

Robert De Niro as Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
Sharon Stone as Ginger McKenna
Joe Pesci as Nicky Santoro
James Woods as Lester Diamond
720p.BLU
1.10 GB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
2hr 58 min
P/S 47 / 278

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by AttyTude0 1 / 10

Scorcese on steroids

I need two lives to count the ways I hate this film. Let me just put it in three words: over the top. Everything is over the top. The violence, the screams, the pseudo-pathos (DeNiro's slobbering unrequited puppy love for Stone). Pick anything, it's overdone.

IMDB requires 10 lines. Well, here goes:

This film is bad. This film is overrated. This is Scorcese on steroids. Avoid this mess.

There. Ten lines. You asked.

Reviewed by richardsonmarcus111 9 / 10

Outstanding acting coupled with a great story makes for quite the spectacle!

Casino (1995) is , in my opinion , the best film of that year if not one of the best of the decade. Martin Scorsese's fascinating film "Casino" knows a lot about the Mafia's relationship with Las Vegas. It's based on a book by Nicholas Pileggi, who had full access to a man who once ran four casinos for the mob, and whose true story inspires the movie's plot. As IMDb rightly puts it it is a film of greed , money , power and most importantly deception. In terms of acting De Niro steals the show as 'Sam Rothstein' as well as Sharon Stone who also portrays a very convincing performance. I believe the explanation of how 'Rothstein' runs the Casino are the most intriguing scene's of the whole film (as in how it is shot and acted) with De Niro giving us an 'in absolute character' performance. My only dislike for the film is what most people have recognised when watching it and that is it's similarity to 'Goodfellas' ( characters and narrative) and the fact that Joe Pesci plays the same little angry Italian everytime but this pales in comparison to the positives. Ultimately , having of finally watched this film after years of wanting to i regard it as one of the best of that decade and recommend it highly.

Reviewed by rdoyle29 8 / 10

Really good ... not great

It's inevitable that you end up comparing "Casino" to "Goodfellas", which is too bad because it doesn't really stand up to that comparison (very little does). "Casino" has a lot of great performances in great scenes with great dialogue, but it doesn't really hold together as a great narrative. I get the feeling while watching it that I could re- order most of the scenes and it would play just as well. I think it's because the subject matter here is a lot bigger, and the sprawling 3 hour film still feels like it's leaving out a lot as it crams a ton of dense detail into it's narration. A really good Scorsese film, but not a great one.

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