Casino (1995)

The inner-workings of a corrupt Las Vegas casino are exposed in Martin Scorsese's story of crime and punishment. The film chronicles the lives and times of three characters: "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro), a bookmaking… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 22, 1995
DVD Release Date: February 24, 1998
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Impressive ambition and bravura performances from an outstanding cast help Casino pay off in spite of a familiar narrative that may strike some viewers as a safe bet for director Martin Scorsese.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

[Stone] seems to be trying to enter a more passionate movie, where a neurotic gold digger could at least have a good time. By the end of Casino, for all its craftsmanly bravura, you may want to join her.

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Todd McCarthy

Martin Scorsese's intimate epic about money, sex and brute force is a grandly conceived study of what happens to goodfellas from the mean streets when they outstrip their wildest dreams and achieve the pinnacle of wealth and power.

Simon Miraudo

Casino is Scorsese's 'messy drawer' of a movie; disconnected scenes and stylistic odds and sods... it might be his most idiosyncratic.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

So 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.

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David Ansen

It's not the actors' fault that no one is able to break through the film's gorgeous but chilly surface. You watch Casino with respect and appreciation, reveling in its documentary sense of detail.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Overlong and tedious crime drama epic. A kinetic behind-the-scenes look at the Vegas casinos.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Simultaneously quite watchable and passionless.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Scorsese may be flailing here, but Scorsese flailing is more formidable than most directors at the top of their form.

Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media

Violent story of vice and virtue not for kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Five years after his masterful chronicle of the inner workings of the Mafia on the East Coast, co-writer/director Martin Scorsese delivered this ambitious,… More
Daniel Perry
Kind of a forgotten Scorsese, which is a shame. It's a little long, and a little over-narrated, but it's never boring, and visually - the car bomb… More
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Graham Jones
A great film but not quite the masterpiece that Goodfellas was. Does feature a great soundtrack and a fantastic performance from Joe Pesci.
Mark Walker
Five years after delivering one the mob genre's finest films in "GoodFellas", director Martin Scorsese reunited with screenwriter Nicholas… More
Jim Careter
One of the most incredibly and well made films ever. Definently one of Scorseses best, I loved every minute of this movie, so intense and awesome. It truly… More