Friday, January 27, 2012

Movie #65 - Casino

"In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all" - Sam "Ace" Rothstein

Day #65

Another gangster epic from Martin Scorsese, that offers a stylish view on how the mob ran the casinos bask in the '70s. Casino feels like a documentary with its detailing, but you never fully get to understand the plot; instead you view it with awe.

With an arsenal of brilliant performances Casino delivers in a magnificent manner; from Robert De Niro's role as Ace Rothstein to Joe Pesci's Nicky Santoro, you get this invitation to experience how things were done back then and how much money was going to the mob bosses who were also represented in fine details. Then  Sharon Stone, whose portrayal as Ginger, a true hustler in Vegas, was absolutely brilliant.

Intense, brilliantly directed, glamorous, detailed, well acted, intoxicating and violent! Now that's how you portray movies about gangsters.

A really good movie.

"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And if you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he'll keep comin' back and back until one of you is dead."