October 28, 2014
Violent, engaging, with great acting and direction: everything a Scorsese movie should be.
October 2, 2014
A work of genius, a real classic.
September 22, 2014
An hour in and I'm pretty sure voiceovers and music are gonna take over this well-acted but distracting Scorsese film.
September 21, 2014
Overly long (and familiar), but Casino is still an engrossing film. It's also might be Scorsese's finest achievement from a technical standpoint.
July 8, 2012
It's like Goodfellas, with a lot of extra deleted scenes.
September 7, 2014
The most underrated crime drama ever created.
August 26, 2014
The solitude theme again, one of Scorsese best movies, beautiful and tragic, incredibly directed.
August 21, 2014
For those who are familiar with Martin Scorcese, his "Casino" will play like a greatest hits of his past films. This is a big, bold and grandiose movie that is typical of the esteemed filmmaker, but he covers a lot of well-known territory and re-visits a lot of themes and plot devices he has dealt with before.
Still, no one tells a story quite like Scorcese and here he re-teams with screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi who wrote the novel that this is based on, and the end result is a vibrant film despite its familiarity. It's full of violence, humor and great, larger-than-life characters, beautifully brought to life by this exceptional cast.
Robert DeNiro knows this part very well, mostly because he's played it a time or two before, and Sharon Stone gets her first real chance to show what she can do with a great part. However, it's Joe Pesci who really shines here once again, playing a variation on the same character he played in "Good Fellas". Granted it's the showiest part in the film, but there's a reason that Pesci keeps getting cast in these roles. Quite simply, he's electric on the screen.
Even though the film (and the novel before it) is a work of fiction, you get a real sense of the history of Las Vegas from this, and I mean the real history, This isn't the lesson you're going to learn in school, but it sure feels authentic enough. "Casino" doesn't rank as one of Scorcese's best, but even a good film from the director is better than almost anything else in theaters. It's not exactly groundbreaking, but it is a compelling, captivating film that is exceedingly entertaining.
July 24, 2014
Good movie, but very lengthy and not nearly Scorsese's best.
February 18, 2013
Like Goodfellas, this is a fast, ruthless and darkly funny morality tale that benefits from the performances of its three leads.
July 18, 2014
O conto sangrento sobre sexo, drogas, jogos de azar e mafiosos é baseado em um livro do jornalista investigativo Nicholas Pileggi, adaptado por Pileggi e Martin Scorsese que esta afrente da direção. Robert De Niro esta no centro da trama amparando por Sharon Stone e Joe Pesci, as duas primeiras horas são apresentadas por uma voz chata e constante que acompanha De Niro ou Pesci explicando como o casino opera fazendo tudo parecer um grande documentário sobre casinos. Demasiado longo e tedioso Casino é um conto feio de corrupção, violência e ganância, uma de Torre de Babel pouco convidativa.
July 13, 2014
A classic and all for good reasons. To date this is some of Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci's best works and a true Scorsese film. This follows the the corruption and real casino life in Las Vegas back when the stakes were high and your mouth could cost you more then just money, your life. De Niro delviers with the help of an all star cast that cant be knocked down. Casino delivers a long but well played film that captures your attention and holds it all the way to the end and leaves you wanting more.
July 12, 2014
Mientras que 'El lobo de Wall Street' mostraba crudezas de forma burlesca y excesiva, 'Casino' es mucho más "negra" y fría, llevando al extremo, pero de forma muy convincente, sin pasarse, el mundo de la mafia y la avaricia. Si a esto le sumamos las brillantes actuaciones del trío protagonista (Stone es un puntazo) y un ambiente muy acertado, con un buen ritmo que logra entretener en sus casi tres horas de metraje, ya tenemos todo servido en bandeja de plata, y no se le puede pedir más.
July 7, 2010
WIth a great cast and director I was expecting this to be good but this is even better than that. The plot and script are fantastic, I love the main setting of Las Vegas, the soundtrack and score are perfect, the acting is great (De Niro, Stone and Pesci are outstanding) and even though it is nearly three hours long it held my attention throughout almost all of it.
July 11, 2014
The films biggest problem is that none of the characters are compelling to watch. They don't change at all throughout the 3 hour film and
no lessons or even interesting dialogue is produced except Nicky Santoro's curse rants, which even it grow old eventually. It's based on a true story,
but appearently no artistic flair was added to the script because this tidious piece never seems to end. It leaves you with a feeling that you just watched the same 3 scenes over and over again
until the credits run. Uncompelling characters who refuse to grow and act spoiled with mansions full of money gets tiring to watch, especially when there is no takeaway or moral to decode.
The directing is done well however, and it's voice over narration style is fun to listen to. I just wish I weren't watching characters with the maturity level of 7 year olds who hurt everyone around them and have no self filters.
February 18, 2012
One of the best drama films with De Niro, Pesci, and Stone directed by Martin Scorsese.
July 1, 2014
Nostalgic win. Kind of a spiritual sequel to GoodFellas where Pesci's character is made.
June 11, 2014
The cinematography and directing accentuate the amazing performances of Pesci and De Niro as well as the vibrant backdrop.
July 11, 2007
Does it come off like a bit of a carbon copy of Goodfellas? Yes. Is the exposition-heavy voiceover in the first act kind of annoying? Yes. But is it engaging and entertaining as hell? Oh, hell yes.