Maybe I'm crazy, but I favor this a bit more over "Goodfellas." I found this to be more concerned with the mob history than the story and character development. Still, that's not to say De Niro, Pesci, and Stone weren't amazing.
As stylish as Scorsese could make a gangster picture. Gone is the gritty realism that he is known for through pictures like Mean Streets and Goodfellas. This one is glitz and glam, which perfectly fits the story of the rise and fall of the underworld in Sin City.
a solid if sometimes predictable movie. However, it felt at times like something of a parody of the scorsese style where sometimes the music or the editing just seemed all wrong. the performances are all very eratic too, with the exception of james woods who plays his role to utter perfection. the violence seemed too much sometimes, with no real meaning here or there. a good film, yet no definitive masterpiece.
"The city of Las Vegas is his subject, and he shows how it permitted people like Ace, Ginger and Nicky to flourish, and then spit them out, because the Vegas machine is too profitable and powerful to allow anyone to slow its operation." - It's theatrically classy, utterly detailed and unpredictably entertaining. And you'll always get those funny feelings about what's going to happen next. > goodfellas