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Casino Reviews

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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-
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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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 25, 2010
Simultaneously quite watchable and passionless.
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Todd McCarthy
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.
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David Ansen
March 31, 2008
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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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
August 9, 2006
Scorsese may be flailing here, but Scorsese flailing is more formidable than most directors at the top of their form.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The result, sadly, is that contradiction in terms, a dull Scorsese movie.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Of all the bravura visual effects in Martin Scorsese's dazzlingly stylish Casino, it's a glimpse of ordinary people that delivers the greatest jolt.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It's an ambitious film, but also a scattered, unfocused one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Visually impressive, splendidly performed, thematically significant, this is a movie in full possession of every key cinematic asset except one -- a solid script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
[A] Vegas masterpiece.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Martin Scorsese is a master filmmaker, so skilled in the manipulation of imagery he might be the most proficient of active American directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
After coming out gangbusters in its first and finest hour, the 180-minute movie loses all its chips in the remaining two.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Martin Scorsese's fascinating new film Casino knows a lot about the Mafia's relationship with Las Vegas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
In every way -- from the fantastic sets, rich dialogue, and unapologetic violence to the well-portrayed characters and themes of loyalty and betrayal -- Casino is pure Scorsese.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Whether you find it exhilarating, expendable or exhausting -- and you will find it exhausting -- Martin Scorsese's Casino is the spectacular last word on urban sprawl.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4