Born to Win (1971)

Born to Win


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In this film, George Segal plays an ex-hairdresser who struggles to support his expensive drug habit. To avoid arrest, Segal turns "narc," informing on his fellow junkies. This is about as low as one could get, and Segal's sense of self-hatred threatens to overwhelm his patented screen insouciance.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Scott Milton, Ivan Passer
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 11, 1999


as Veronica

as Billy Dynamite

as Detective

as Cashier

as Girl's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Born to Win

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Uneven cynical drama about the NYC hard-drug scene.

Full Review… | April 2, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The main event is George Segal's whirligig of hipsterisms in the face of accelerating disaster

Full Review… | November 15, 2009

October 7, 2005

June 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for Born to Win


DeNiro's hardly in it; the gifts of George Segal are almost the whole movie; a queasy feeling when we never know whether someone is making a bad move or a fatal one

Adam Mahler

Super Reviewer

Robert De Niro fans be prepared for disappointment, De Niro's performance throughout the film, probably adds up to around 5 minutes.

The star of course was George Segal whol played a pretty interesting character, however the film did have it's fair share of boring parts, although something made me still want to keep watching

VERDICT: Certainly not one to watch over and over, but probably worth a watch

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


Why is Robert DeNiro on the cover?? He was in 5 minutes of the whole movie! Overall, I thought this film sucked, but George Segal was good in the role that was given to him and made it semi-worthwhile watching one time.

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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