Casino ★★★★★

Released in 1995, Casino marked the end (at least of now) of a legendary actor director pairing. The pairing of Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese began in 1973 with Mean Streets and finally came to an end 22 years later with Casino. I myself would love to see them revive the pairing and make more movies together. In fact my dream is a film directed by Scorsese featuring both Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Often disregarded as Goodfellas II, Casino is so much more than that. While it does have its similarities with Goodfellas it is undoubtedly its own film. Fnatastic story telling, great writing, fantastic direction, and brilliant acting make Casino stand as a personal favorite of mine. De Niro, Pesci, and Sharon Stone all bring their A Game in Casino. In fact Stone was nominated for an Oscar for her role. At just a couple minutes shy of 3 hours, Casino is an epic tale of the mob life, but it never out stays its welcome. It is a classic.

Overall Casino is yet another brilliant film from De Niro and Scorsese. In fact it is one of their most underrated. If you haven't seen Casino...go see it. 9.5/10

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