Casino (DVD)

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  • Robert De Niro as Sam Rothstein
  • Joe Pesci as Nicky Santoro
  • Sharon Stone as Ginger McKenna

Casino (DVD)

Martin Scorsese, one of America's most influential filmmakers, returns to the world of mobsters, greed, and excess that he explored so compellingly in...

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Excellent

ProSuperb acting of humanistic characters; flawless d...

ConsToo long for some; does not carry as much mass app...

Sequels are cursed with two stereotypical outcomes; complete failure, or extreme success, wherein it improves on its predecessor in all areas. Goodfellas, despite its flaws, was certainly a great success in film, a cult classic. So when Martin Scorsese made a second film in 1995, reuniting Robert...

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“Life on the spin of a wheel”

published 16/04/2006

ProRobert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci

ConsNone

After coming to the attention of the mob bosses in Chicago for his expertise as a very successful bookmaker, as well as being a loyal work horse, Sam "Ace" Rothstein is dispatched to Las Vegas to utilise his expertise in the mega bucks world of the Casinos. Given full control of running one of...

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Excellent

ProSharon Stone; as well as De Niro, Pesci and Scorse...

ConsVery violent and excessive swearing which may put ...

The combination of director Martin Scorsese, and actors Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta gave us the excellent Goodfellas, a violent mob thriller that tested friendship and trust to the limit. As a tried and tested combination, this little group had produced something remarkable, and...

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“THE MOB HITS VEGAS”

published 10/09/2001

ProDVD improved picture and sound quality

ConsLack of extra features

Casino. If you like thrillers, and gangster films and haven’t seen Casino yet…what have you been doing??? Casino was made back in 1995, and has to be one of the best films made in the 90’s, let alone that year. You will often find the Casino DVD included in DVD deals, or...

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Excellent

ProAgain A Scorsese Classic

ConsAgain A Little To Violent For Some

Scorsese does it again, when he brings you the rather appealing mob, he knows there is probably no better story than showing people who had it all, then just as quickly lost it all. Based again on true events, Casino shows you the mob, when it was running Las Vegas in the 70's, only to screw it...

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Excellent

Prosimply a superb film

Consa lot to sit through at once though

The second greatest gangster film ever made? Or the greatest FILM ever made? Whatever, this is a gloriously sprawling, 171 minute long, superstar encrusted piece of film-making. It's not just a gangster flick, it also shows how three people's weaknesses eventually become their downfall. With a...

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Excellent

“On the money”

published 22/02/2001

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Once again, Martin Scorsese pairs up with the dynamic duo of mob movies: Deniro and Pesci, and once again they've create an amazing, epic movie. Unfortunately, I must say that this movie isn't quite as good as Goodfellas, but is very close. It has superb directing, great cast(who beats Deniro and...

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Excellent

ProCracking cast and well acted

ConsIt is violent, and at nearly 3 hours long some wil...

Casino is a long and bloody look at what the gambling epicentre of the world, Las Vegas, was like before the big corporations took over all of the casinos, back in the day where any self-respecting organized crime family could have their fingers well and truly in the many pies offered in Nevada...

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Excellent

“Aces high!”

published 19/07/2003

ProGreat story, acting and direction.

ConsNot worthwhile extras

Casino is a fact based story that tells the tale of the mafia running of the Tangiers casino in Las Vegas in the 1970's. The story is told from the perspective of the two main characters played by Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Sam "Ace" Rothstein (De Niro) is a master gambler who is put in charge...

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Excellent

ProFantastic detail, technically brilliant, great if ...

Consmight be too much like a doc for some people, not ...

Scorcese, Pesci and DeNiro working together on another movie based on a book by Nicholas Pileggi, is this just a remake of Goodfellas? Although both films are about life in the mob, moblife in Las Vegas is much bigger and brasher than “back home”. Both movies are based on true stories one of...

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Super

“Plays Your Bets - Casino”

published 19/06/2009

ProEntertaining

ConsVery violent

I watched this film the other evening, it's hard to believe that this film is 13 years old! As with the majority of Martin Scorsese films its got a gripping storyline with lots of twists and turns. The main characters in this film are Robert DeNero who plays Sam 'Ace' Rothstein a gambling guru...

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Excellent

ProGreat Characters, tremendous script, good time-spa...

Conssimilar to previous work

Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro reunite for a third time in this Goodfellas-esque mobster movie set in Vegas. However don't be fooled into thinking that this is simply a money-making half hearted attempt at a film merely put out there with Scorsese's already winning formula without...

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Excellent

ProMakes you glad YOU didn't live there then!

Consnothing really

Bought this on video (but now have it on DVD) when it first came out (in the early 90's) because I have always thought Scorcese is a great director and de Niro a marvellous actor and ever since I periodically watch it. In my opinion this is the BEST gangster film ever made and it's based on the...

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Super

published 28/11/2007

A must have for any gangster movie collection. Deniro and Pesci playing gangsters in Las Vegas provides the usual violence, intimidation and style of a good scorsese gangster film. This film is captivating due to strong performances, a nice narrative and the fact that it is relatively close to what actually went on in Vegas in the 60's and 70's. Great Film!

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Excellent

“THE MAFIA IN LAS VEGAS”

published 30/08/2000

ProBRILLIANT MOVIE

ConsSOME VIOLENT SCENES

Once upon a time when the Mafia ruled Las Vegas in the 1930’s and continued to do so for over 40 years, they needed a ‘front’, so they called in the legendary ‘professional’ gambling man Sammy ‘Ace’ Rothstein (Robert De Niro). He took pride in winning and...

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Product Information : Casino (DVD)

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Martin Scorsese, one of America's most influential filmmakers, returns to the world of mobsters, greed, and excess that he explored so compellingly in 1990's GOODFELLAS. Set in the 1970s and revelling in the minute details of how Las Vegas casinos operate, the film chronicles the rise and fall of casino manager Ace Rothstein (Robert De Niro). As the king of his domain, Ace efficiently runs the business and regularly sends lots of cold cash to his bosses. Helping him keep the casino's employees and customers honest is his best friend, Nicky (Joe Pesci), a violent sociopath. Although Ace aims to run a relatively respectable casino, the volatile Nicky wants to take over the entire gambling mecca, and when Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), a seasoned Vegas hustler, enters the picture, Ace and Nicky's friendship is complicated even further. As drugs and alcohol become a bigger part of Ginger's life, all three are eventually brought down by their own greed and blind ambition. CASINO shares many similarities with GOODFELLAS, beginning with a script that was cowritten by Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi. Regulars De Niro and Pesci are first rate once again as the dissimilar companions, but it is Stone who steals the show with her gruelling, intense performance.

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