A great unrelenting pace, AMAZING characters, brilliant acting, incredible production, creating a near impeccable vibe throughout the entire film.
This was truly an astonishing project. I honestly enjoyed every moment.
The typical Scorsese narration helped pace the movie perfectly, and helped explain some pretty convoluted stuff in a straightforward way. I was surprised at how tangled of a story the movie managed to convey in an understandable way.
The sets, the clothes, the overall production of this movie really blew me away. With the exception of gun action, everything else was perfect and extremely authentic looking, really gave the movie the feeling it needed to seriously portray this tale.
The three stars of the movie were all total masters of their game. I was extremely impressed with Sharon Stone, it made me sad I don't really see her in big productions anymore.
I thought about it, and I think that my only problem with this movie is the whole "I'm gonna show you how this story ends at the first 5 minutes and then rewind to the beginning" shtick. While I can understand and appreciate this kind of storytelling, for me it simply spoils the story and takes away from me the possibility to wonder what will happen and to think about how certain characters will turn out.
I wanted to be excited about how Sharon Stone's character would affect things and in what ways, but I always remembered the beginning where it's all spelled out for you, and that bummed me out.
Anyways, besides this one issue, I enjoyed everything else. Brilliant movie. Joe Pesci is amazing.
Casino relies on an awful narration throughout the film which is tiring to listen to. It never stops to let a scene breathe and let the characters do the talking, the film is too detached!
Nowt interesting, it's done before, and i'm not going to waste 3 hours of my life trying to finish something i know i won't enjoy in the end.
THIS FILM IS PANTS FAM. Byeeeee.
Like GoodFellas some five years previously the Scorcese casting fraternity returns with regulars Robert De Niro as casino 'manager' Sam Rothstein and Joe Pesci as more Mafioso Nicky Santaro.
The story is based at the operation of one of the casinos in Las Vegas. A cash cow that ultimately ends up with the Mafia in Kansas City.
Intertwined in the story is Sharon Stone as prostitute/substance misuser Ginger McKenna who marries Rothstein and whose gradual descent into marriage split/attempted kidnap of Rothstein's daughter is one strand of the collapse of the then successful casino operation.
Other factors are the strict Las Vegas authorities that refuse at first Santaro and then Rofstein employment in the gambling industry.
The downfall of the operation forms the backdrop to the end of the film and some pretty gruesome deaths even by my standards of film viewing!
Scorsese delivers yet again. It may not quite live up to the standards of 1990s GoodFellas but certainly is still one of the best films of the decade.
Scorsese 'viewers' will be aware that his films are quite long in duration but many plot points would be missed if they were edited.
Stick with his films and don't lose your concentration is my advice.
If I found one criticism it was the Joe Percy character Santoro who almost replicated his GoodFellas role as a pretty nasty mobster whose attitude was he would rather kill you with three bullets to the skull rather than one.
I'm glad I watched and my Scorsese tour continues albeit with a few coffees to keep me going!
Con una poderosa historia y soberbio trabajo de producción, Casino se ve deslucida por su innecesaria narración.