- 178 min
- USA, France
- crime, drama
The life of the gambling paradise - Las Vegas - and its dark mafia underbelly.
Director: Martin Scorsese
American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese made the short films while he attended New York University's film school; these include "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?" (1963), "It's Not Just You, Murray!" (1964), and his most famous short of the period "The Big Shave" (1967)....
as Sam "Ace" Rothstein
as Ginger McKenna
as Nicky Santoro
as Lester Diamond
as Billy Sherbert
as Andy Stone
as Phillip Green
as Remo Gaggi
as Pat Webb
as Frank Marino
as Oscar Goodman
as Artie Piscano
as Charlie Clark
as Don Ward
Producer: Barbara De Fina
Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker
Casting: Ellen Lewis
Director Of Photography: Robert Richardson
Executive Producer: Alain Goldman
Associate Producer: Joseph P. Reidy
Production Design: Dante Ferretti
Source: based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi
Tagline: No one stays at the top forever.
Genres: crime, drama
Categories: crime epic, mafia, gambling, organized crime, gangster, marriage crisis, money laundering, mob violence, rise and fall, las vegas nevada, casino, greed, dual narration, cheating wife, femme fatale, drug overdose, gambling syndicate
Runtime: 178 min
Country: USA, France
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
Sound Mix: DTS-Stereo, DTS
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 ...
New York bookie and pal build Vegas casino empire. Dazzling, stylish Scorsese. Full Review ...
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.
Scorsese may be flailing here, but Scorsese flailing is more formidable than most directors at the top of their form.
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.