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Casino (1995), One of The Great Films of The Century

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Casino is the premiere gambling movie that is topnotch when it comes regarding the scenes. This gambling crime genre film is an adaptation of a novel by Nicholas Pileggi and was directed by Martin Scorsese. An in-depth movie review Casino (1995) found that it was based on a true story. About the mafia and casino entrepreneurs in Las Vegas.

The director Martin Scorsese and De Niro are known for their collaborations, there have been 9 films where they worked together. Their collaborative films have become legendary films that film lovers must watch, namely Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Good Fellas and of course Casino.

Besides De Niro, this film also stars Joe Pesci as Nicky Santoro (Anthony Spilotro in the real world) and the beautiful actress Sharon Stone as Ginger Rothstein (Geri Rosenthal).

The film, which received an Academy Award nomination, tells the story of the life of Sam “Ace” Rothstein, who becomes the CEO of the Casino business in Vegas. Rothstein eventually gets into trouble for firing a brother from a member of the state commissioner. From there the conflict begins.

Casino (1995) : It was based on true story

Watching a long film that is worked on carefully with a storyline that contains a thick conspiracy element. Although not as vulgar as Oliver Stone’s style, this film is one of Scorsese achievements.

The film, which was released on November 22, 1995, was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.

In addition, review movie Casino (1995) also found that this movie was also focusing on Sam Rothstein’s friendship with Nicky Santoro. And no less important is the love story of Sam Rothstein with Ginger. At least the following events are described in accordance with the true story:

  • Sam Rothstein character actually survives a car bomb attack
    Sam Rothstein actually survives a car bomb attack because of the metal stabilization plate that is mounted under the driver’s seat of the Cadillac El Dorado.

“When you love someone, you have to trust them, there is no other way. You have to give them the keys to everything you have. Otherwise, what’s the point? And, for a while, I believed that was how I felt love.” – Sam “Ace” Rothstein.

  • Ginger died of a drug overdose shortly after leaving Las Vegas
    The real-life Ginger (a character played by Sharon Stone) died of a drug overdose shortly after leaving Las Vegas. Some of the murders depicted in the film took place in real life. Including a former casino executive who was hounded and killed at his home in Costa Rica.
  • Nicky Santoro’s dies along with his brother
    Nicky Santoro’s character (real-life Anthony Spilotro) dies along with his brother and the two are milled in a cornfield in rural northwest Indiana.
  • The disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa
    The case of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa which was officially declared inclocusive and still unclear to this day. But in this film, Martin Scorsese uses its own version, namely the Frank Sheeran’s version which was the became basis for this film.

Movie Review: Casino (1995)

The film, which was released in America on November 22, was directed by Martin Scorsese, who brought his “regular” actor, namely actor Robert De Niro who played Sam Rothstein (Lefty Rosenthal in the real world).

Because the audience are invited to elaborate on at least three major conflicts. In this film we will be attracted by the characters Sam, Ginger and Nicky. All of which contain greed, conspiracy, cunning, love, betrayal and revenge.

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With a true story adaptation that really captivates the writer, subjectively judging this film as a great film which is one of my favorite films with a rating of 4.9 out of 5. Even though this film is quite old, we highly recommend this film to watch.


Don’t be surprised if this film lasts almost 3 hours. Even so we won’t get bored when watching this film. Because it’s a really good masterpiece.

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