"Owning Mahowny" is a film that makes you want to jump through the screen, grab it's lead character by the shoulders and shake sense into him. There has never been a film so in tune to the ways of gambling addiction. Your hands will sweat, you'll rub your temples watching "Owning Mahowny" because it is just like sitting at a blackjack table as your money is gets pissed away. Hoffman's performance exemplifies a man lost in each hand, so wrapped up in his addiction that he can't even see what he's doing wrong. He steals millions from his job just so he can lay it on the line. Gambling is his drug of choice and he'll do anything for his fix. "Owning Mahowny" is the best film so far this year.