A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.... (Full plot summary below)
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
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Chicago Sun-Times - 10/10 by Roger EbertScorsese tells his story with the energy and pacing he's famous for, and with a wealth of little details that feel just right.
Chicago Tribune - 10/10 by Michael WilmingtonPossesses a stylistic boldness and verisimilitude that is virtually matchless.
Rolling Stone - 9/10 by Peter TraversWhether or not Casino meets your expectations, it delivers the rush you only get from an audacious gamble.
Film.com - 9/10 by Sean MeansSeveral flaws, mostly minor, keep Casino on a plateau slightly below that of the director's best (Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas).
USA Today - 9/10 by Mike ClarkA 2-hour classic wrongfully stretched into three.
Time - 8/10 by Richard SchickelSo long as Casino stays focused on the excesses -- of language, of violence, of ambition -- in the life-styles of the rich and infamous, it remains a smart, knowing, if often repetitive, spectacle.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - 8/10 by Rick GroenVisually impressive, splendidly performed, thematically significant, this is a movie in full possession of every key cinematic asset except one -- a solid script. Casino is a polished vehicle with an untuned engine.
The New York Times - 7/10 by Elvis MitchellAs anthropology, it's fascinating, and everything about the production is first class. But the human drama at the heart of this movie is stillborn.
Los Angeles Times - 7/10 by Kenneth TuranOne of the ironies of Casino is that even though Scorsese is interested in the story's wider implications, he focuses so much energy on that unsavory romantic triangle that he and the film lose sight of the larger issues.
Chicago Reader - 7/10 by Jonathan RosenbaumSimultaneously quite watchable and passionless.
San Francisco Chronicle - 5/10 by Mick LaSalleIt's an ambitious film -- but also a scattered, unfocused one.
User Review - 10/10 by BlakeJ.The sheer greatness of this movie cannot be expressed in words. The acting and directing are impeccable, as with most Scorsese films. A perfect aftermath to "Goodfellas". Joe Pesci does it again, creating a character, both menacingly evil, and heartwarming. Robert De Niro does his usual method acting, falling into the role of "Ace", encompassing every aspect of the cold man. And Sharon Stone's performance will live on as one of the greatest performances to ever come from a woman on screen. To all of those critics who whine about it being "too long", the entire movie, every scene, is necessary, I cannot imagine what I would have thought about the movie without seeing the demise of Ginger and Nicky. I mean seriously, 3 hours for a spectacular movie. Quit whining.