148 – Casino (1995)

Al Pacino is great in this

Al Pacino is great in this

This is third film on the trot to have a voice over narrative.While it works for some films(Trainspotting) and doesn’t for others(Kill Bill Vol 1) i think casino could have done without it,or maybe just less of it.It felt like it was an additional feature on a dvd at one point.The films not too bad,Scorsese knows what he’s at.There was few scenes that i did have beef with.Namely the car explosion scene.In the beginning we clearly see De Nero (a mannequin) explode in the car and the hood goes flying up about 15 feet.Then later on it shows a different shot and then another one.That peeved me off.Casino is about some Italian gangsters from Kansas who move to vegas to manage a casino as he’s knows his shit about betting.More riff raff from Kansas moves to Vegas,Joe Pesci,and he’s a loose cannon and not a very likable character.I won’t spoil it but he does get his comeuppance in the end.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –    7.6
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  IT’S A LONG ONE SO POP THE KETTLE ON FIRST.

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