Casino Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
July 1, 2013
Casino is Scorsese's 'messy drawer' of a movie; disconnected scenes and stylistic odds and sods... it might be his most idiosyncratic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Violent story of vice and virtue not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Total Film
January 25, 2010
Poor ol' Marty. Epic, grandiose, visceral film after film. And what thanks does he get? "Yeah... but it's not as good as GoodFellas."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 25, 2010
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Film4
January 25, 2010
Casino is superbly acted and quite astonishingly obsessive about detail, money, and the mob's decline.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 25, 2010
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.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 25, 2010
An accomplished film that carries with it the unshakable feeling that we've seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
September 1, 2009
To understand that Scorsese suffers for his art, it isn't important to know that he's been married four times, or that he considered joining the Catholic priesthood before choosing the equally masochistic experience of NYU.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 16, 2008
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.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 13, 2007
People talk and talk about how Vegas works, and Scorsese's camera sprints to keep up. He's like an energetic tour guide making sure we understand everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 26, 2007
Production values are brilliant, and as the drug-addict-hooker Sharon Stone gives her best performance, but thematically, Scorsese rehashes grounds that he had explored deeper in previous films (GoodFellas) and his approach here is too cold and remote.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
June 24, 2006
Casino reminds you in too many ways of the brilliance of GoodFellas, and in a way that dooms Casino to remain in its shadow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 23, 2006
Martin Scorsese's Casino is an absolutely brilliant film that's an enthralling equal to his masterful GoodFellas. Demands to be seen at least twice.
| Original Score: 10/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 12, 2005
Garish, rhythmic and intoxicating.
Philip Thomas
Empire Magazine
July 6, 2005
It may not be Scorsese's greatest work, but this guy feeling a little off-colour is still far, far better than most people on fighting-fit form. It only gets more impressive as times goes on.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
June 12, 2005
Scorsese and Pileggi might be traveling over similar ground here, but they do it so well and so entertainingly, I doubt that any of their fans will really mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
November 18, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 7, 2004
Scorsese leaves his indelible signature on every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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