Overall Rank: 130
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 605
Theatrical Release Date: 11/22/1995
Genre: Drama, Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, haron Stone, Kevin Pollak, James Woods, Frank Vincent
Plot: A pair of friends experience crime life to the highest capacity - from chasing down un-payables, crooks, jerks, cocaine, betrayal and affairs. Crime bosses who own substantial casinos from Las Vegas to Kansas City are addicted to power and greed.
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Matt - wrote on 03/12/2013
VERY underrated. Now don't get me wrong, Casino is NOT GoodFellas. BUT, with all the negativity I've heard in many reviews for it, one can't help but wonder if people would play the flip side of the coin had Casino come before GoodFellas
FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 11/26/2012
The cast is the best thing going for this movie. It is more than a gangster movie as it delves into the running of casinos a little bit. It is pretty flat throughout compared to Scorsese films. It is still a good movie when taken out of comparison of other Scorsese and groundbreaking crime films. It is a need to watch before you die. De Niro, Pesci, and Sharon Stone in one movie is a must see. Stone's character could go down as one of the most hated characters in movie history.
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MovieAddict - wrote on 05/14/2013
Casino tells the story of Sam 'Ace' Rothstein, a chain-smoking gambling perfectionist who is hired by the Chicago Mob to run the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas. Joe Pesci co-stars as Rothstein's longtime friend Nicky Santoro, who is also sent to Vegas by the Chicago boys to keep the peace and protect Rothstein.
After a very successful start in Vegas, Rothstein courts and marries a beautiful hustler named Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone). But her surreptitious ongoing relationship with sleazy ex-boyfriend Lester Diamond (James Woods) combined with her obsession with jewelry, expensive clothes, cars, drugs and consequently her indifference towards her own daughter pushes Sam to the outer limits of his endurance. Their deteriorating relationship threatens to sink the whole casino …
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/19/2012
Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci reunite with Martin Scorcese to tell the story of Sam Rothstein, egotistical boss of a fledgling gambling empire in Las Vegas. The pairing of DeNiro and Pesci is once again electrifying, each personifying the flashier, more respectable surface and seedier, brutal underbelly of the mob controlled casino respectively but ultimately it is their own egoism that becomes their undoing. Comparison with Goodfellas is inevitable and it does not quite match the quality of Scorcese's masterpiece but then again, not much does. It is rather glossier and less gritty, at least until the brutal climax and for me it concentrated a little too much on Rothstein's homelife but having said that, Sharon Stone is a revelation as his cynical gold-digging wife. A reliable formula …
Moviehead - wrote on 04/21/2012
It doesnt feel as good as goodfellas, but since goodfellas is much more than four stars i dont feel need to give this one less than four stars.
Story is great. De Niro as clever guy who runs big business , businessman( its pointless, i think to even speak about his acting, i think he can play anything), Pesci as gangster with no restrictions, clasical part, but this time we also have Stone who plays crazy prostitue who marries clever guy (big mistake for thinker). Of course there is many more interesting characters, all well acted.
With so many great characters it would be hard for story to not be good. Directing is also good, not great as earlier Scorsese. And some shots are very memorable.
It was very fun and also funny film about these half animals half people, who we can relate to …
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