Phillip seymour hoffman is oustanding in potrayal in a obssession in the world of gambling. From personal experience, he truly captures the essence of the emotions one experiences from up to down and what a gambler is willing to do to continue the thrill of the bet. Gave me chills reexperiencing the emotional downsides of additive gambling.Hoffman gives his best!
Philip seymour Hoffman captures the true essence of the character and portrays the obssession of gambling perfectly. I saw some many of the subtle signs a compulsive gamble shows. Not willing to spend any money on himself or well being so as not to take away from money for his next bet. Truly realistic!
They should have used a "real" casino floor/pits. The "dealers" need to deal correctly, call the correct game: rolling a "three" if the point is eight does not mak the bets loose @ craps. Great story just needed better scenery.
it was super!
Running Time: 104 min.
June 27, 2003
October 14, 2003
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