over 2 years
I'm not usually a Scorsese fan, but I did enjoy this
almost 5 years
While the story could've been sharper and better, it's still a good watch
Add this to your 'classic' list. A masterclass film.
The dual narration is unique and compelling with great performances from De Niro and Pesci
This is right up there with Goodfellas. Scorsese is a genius! Love the narration.
The music and the fashion are the best. Way too much voiceover
over 7 years
almost 8 years
De Niro and Pesci are excellent in this ruthless insight into the Las Vegas crime Mobs.
almost 8 years
Sadly underappreciated, but one of Scorsese's best nonetheless.
Casino is a 1995 crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Scorsese. The two previously collaborated on the 1990 hit film Goodfellas.
Robert De Niro stars as Sam "Ace" Rothstein, a Jewish-American top gambling handicapper who is called by the Mob to oversee the day-to-day operations at the fictional Tangiers casino in Las Vegas. The story is based on Frank Rosenthal, who ran the Stardust, Fremont and the Hacienda casinos in Las Vegas for the Chicago Outfit from the 1970s until the early 1980s.
Joe Pesci plays Nicky Santoro, based on real-life mob enforcer Anthony Spilotro. Nicky is sent to Vegas to make sure that money from the Tangiers is skimmed off the top and that the mobsters in Vegas are kept in line. Sharon Stone plays Ginger, Ace's wife, a role that earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best...