Casino 1995

Critics score:
80 / 100

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Susan Stark, Detroit News: Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: Of all the bravura visual effects in Martin Scorsese's dazzlingly stylish Casino, it's a glimpse of ordinary people that delivers the greatest jolt. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: Martin Scorsese is a master filmmaker, so skilled in the manipulation of imagery he might be the most proficient of active American directors. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Simultaneously quite watchable and passionless. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: [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. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: Visually impressive, splendidly performed, thematically significant, this is a movie in full possession of every key cinematic asset except one -- a solid script. Read more

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. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: In every way -- from the fantastic sets, rich dialogue, and unapologetic violence to the well-portrayed characters and themes of loyalty and betrayal -- Casino is pure Scorsese. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Martin Scorsese's fascinating new film Casino knows a lot about the Mafia's relationship with Las Vegas. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: It's an ambitious film, but also a scattered, unfocused one. Read more

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. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: The result, sadly, is that contradiction in terms, a dull Scorsese movie. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: 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. Read more