Casino

Casino

  • 1995
  • R
  • 178 min
  • USA, France
  • crime, drama
8/10

The life of the gambling paradise - Las Vegas - and its dark mafia underbelly.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi

Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles

Impressive ambition and bravura performances from an outstanding cast help Casino pay off in spite of a familiar narrative that may strike some viewers as a safe bet for director Martin Scorsese.

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Director


  • Martin Scorsese
    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). This...

Main Cast


Reviews


  • Philip Thomas (Empire)

    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...

  • Janet Maslin (New York Times)

    New York bookie and pal build Vegas casino empire. Dazzling, stylish Scorsese. | Full Review...

  • Richard Schickel (TIME Magazine)

    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.

  • Hal Hinson (Washington Post)

    Scorsese may be flailing here, but Scorsese flailing is more formidable than most directors at the top of their form.

  • David Ansen (Newsweek)

    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.

Content


Tagline: No one stays at the top forever.

Source: based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi

Certificate: R

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

Crew


Producer: Barbara De Fina

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker

Casting: Ellen Lewis

Director of photography: Robert Richardson

Costume design: John Dunn, Rita Ryack

Executive producer: Alain Goldman

Associate producer: Joseph P. Reidy

Production design: Dante Ferretti

Sound: Lewis Goldstein, Eugene Gearty

Details and Technical Specs


Runtime: 178 min

Country: USA, France

Language: English

Sound Mix: DTS-Stereo, DTS

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Color: Color (Technicolor)