"Casino" is a pitch-perfect mobster drama, a Scorcese classic. It reminds us of the days when screenplays were rich enough to warrant a 3-hour runtime. The story was very compelling and with De Niro and Pesci showing why they command so much respect in the film industry. It was probably the only time where I completely empathize with one of the "bad guys" (De Niro's character). In my eyes, he was the hero of the movie. I was surprised that Sharon Stone (who did a good job basically playing a crazy biatch) was the only person who got Oscar attention, as this really was a man's film.