Aug 19, 2021
Something went terribly wrong. Scorsese made an ambitious bid with Casino. But he seems to have been overpowered by his material.
Aug 18, 2021
Casino is nothing less than an epic, three hours long, with a cast of hundreds, stuffed with great victory and even greater tragedy.
Apr 15, 2021
The decadence of both wealth and violence are brought into sharp focus by Scorsese...
Nov 21, 2020
Without stinting on the viciousness, Scorsese still conveys an element of nostalgia in Casino, although it's less because the movie is convinced by Ace and Nicky's vision of the good old days than it is skepticism over what will eventually replace them.
Oct 29, 2019
Scorsese's skill at creating brevity out of such a kaleidoscopic canvas commands respect, though there's the nagging sense that he's running through something of a formula.
Oct 15, 2019
Casino is, in a sense, Scorsese's Godfather. It has the epic scale, the operatic violence and the cornered protagonist who craves legitimacy...
Aug 16, 2018
Scorsese's Casino is just another Las Vegas spectacular, as noisy and purposeless and, at three hours, as seemingly eternal as the Kids' inferno at Circus Circus.
Jul 1, 2013
Casino is Scorsese's 'messy drawer' of a movie; disconnected scenes and stylistic odds and sods... it might be his most idiosyncratic.
Apr 26, 2011
Overlong and tedious crime drama epic. A kinetic behind-the-scenes look at the Vegas casinos.
Jan 1, 2011
Violent story of vice and virtue not for kids.
Jan 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."
Jan 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.
Jan 25, 2010
Casino is superbly acted and quite astonishingly obsessive about detail, money, and the mob's decline.
Jan 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.
Jan 25, 2010
An accomplished film that carries with it the unshakable feeling that we've seen it all before.
Jan 25, 2010
Simultaneously quite watchable and passionless.
Sep 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.
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.
Mar 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.
Aug 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.