Casino

Casino

Casino

Reprising their collaboration on Goodfellas (1990), director Martin Scorsese and co-writer Nicholas Pileggi bring this true-story crime drama based on the rise and fall of ace gambler Sam Rothstein, working for the Mafia in Las Vegas. Robert De Niro plays Rothstein, Joe Pesci is his enforcer, and Sharon Stone plays his wife in a Golden Globe-winning performance.

Rothstein is called on by the Mob to run the Tangiers casino in Vegas. Meanwhile, Nicky Santoro (Pesci) is sent down by the Chicago Mafia to keep things in check and ensure profits are being skimmed from the casino. But greed, deception, power, murder and Rothstein's trophy wife (Stone) come between the two friends and threaten to topple the gambling empire. De Niro's Rothstein is based on Frank Rosenthal, and Pesci's Santoro based on Anthony Spilotro.

Best Actress (Drama, for Stone), Golden Globes 1996.
1995Rating: R18178 minsUSA, France
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

It's an ambitious film, but also a scattered, unfocused one.

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Time Out

Time Out

The result, sadly, is that contradiction in terms, a dull Scorsese movie.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Like "The Godfather," it makes us feel like eavesdroppers in a secret place.

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Variety

Variety

In fascinating detail and with dazzling finesse, "Casino" lays out how the mob controlled and ultimately lost Las Vegas.

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