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Casino (1995) Movie Review

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Casino a Mob Classic Set in Sin City

Casino is a crime thriller depicting the making of Las Vegas and how it was built under the funding of the Italian American Mob. We follow Sam “Ace” Rothstein (Robert De Niro) as he is tasked by the leaders of the Chicago/New York families to run a casino in Vegas and he brings in his friend Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) to help him with his gambling empire. But things change when Nicky flies off the deep end attracting heat from the police and by the mafia uppers.

*Note this is not promoting gambling, but this movie depicts gambling during the time of Las Vegas back in the early days when it was run by the Italian Mob. It actually shows what would happen if you allow gambling to take hold of you, the possible repercussions of said possible addiction.*

Casino is known as one of the best mob films for a reason as we see Las Vegas when it was run by the Italian Mob. The movie depicts the seven deadly sins and how fast a good thing can go bad. This violent film is remembered for many iconic scenes to the performances of the two main stars Sam and Nicky. The performance from Sharon Stone as Ginger McKenna makes people despise her from head to toe as she uses Sam to give her luxury as she goes behind his back to still see her ex a former pimp.

Casino also blurs the line of reality and fiction, only taking liberties here and there from the actual events that inspired the movie. Martin Scorsese has another instant classic with this movie as it can be viewed hundreds of times without the audience becoming bored with what they are watching.

Final Score: 10 out of 10 Blackjack Chips

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Tracy-Tracy on January 10, 2021:

Love it!

LeAnnaMae on January 10, 2021:

Love love that movie!! Nice review.