Lists: Film Quest 2014 - The Challenge

Brief Synopsis: "Master director Martin Scorsese depicts the sloping depth of a casino mafia boss’ fall. Filmed in a semi-documentary fashion; about the life of the gambling paradise Las Vegas and its dark mafia underbelly."

Overall Ranking: 190 (Rank from 1995: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Josh of Classicblanca100
David Baruffi97(full review)
Bryan Lienesch92 - Okay, so it's not as good as Goodfellas, but it's not far off. More to the point, though, it's not a facsimile, either.
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 7
Dan O'Neill90 - Casino doesn’t break any new grounds mostly due to Goodfellas, but is still a fast-paced information mobster flick, with a terrific direction from Scorsese, and memorable performances by the trio of leads.
(full review)
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 5
Head In A Vice Tyson Carter90(full review)
Thomas Pollock90
Jim Carrier87 - When you put Bobby & Joe together in a gangster movie, it's going to be gold. This isn't the purest gold you can find, but it's still cinematic gold.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 6
Rob from GuysFilmQuest86Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 4
MandF Reviews80(full review)
Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)

People Involved

  • Robert De Niro (Sam Ace Rothstein)
  • Sharon Stone (Ginger McKenna)
  • Joe Pesci (Nicky Santoro)
  • James Woods (Lester Diamond)
  • Frank Vincent (Frank Marino)
  • Pasquale Cajano (Remo Gaggi)
  • Kevin Pollak (Phillip Green)
  • Don Rickles (Billy Sherbert)
  • Vinny Vella (Artie Piscano)
  • Alan King (Andy Stone)
  • Erika von Tagen (Amy)
  • Oscar Goodman (Oscar Goodman)
  • Nobu Matsuhisa (Ichikawa)
  • Nick Mazzola (Black Jack-Groupier)
  • Martin Scorsese (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Martin Scorsese And The Mob