Classic Scorsese film. From the topics, to the cast, to the music choices, to the film techniques, this is a quintessential offering from the master of the gangster/crime genre. It contains so many of the flourishes Scorsese has become known for, without ever feeling repetitive or derivative. The scope is massive- sprawling across the Vegas desert, watching as Deniro and Pesci square off in a battle of greed, violence, and artificiality. Sharon Stone was incredible as well as Ace Rothstein's manipulative, hysterical, materialistic, drug-addled wife. All three of these central characters gave the performances of their careers, and elevated the entire movie.
Overall, this is just a well-directed, well-written, well-edited, well-acted, epic depiction of the nature of Las Vegas, and how, despite ones best intentions, it will inevitably corrupt and destroy.