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Owning Mahowny Reviews

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July 3, 2005
what was fascinating character study becomes banal and unconvincing cautionary tale
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 29, 2005
...a movie that rejects the pyrotechnics, glamour and spectacle-mongering of mainstream Hollywood yet manages to engage, connect and transfix.
Read More | Original Score: A-
April 30, 2004
Watching Hoffman completely give himself over to his addiction is pretty draining. Although the film has a subtext ... it's basically a ride down to the bottom with an addict.
March 31, 2004
The flick's absolutely worth seeing for Hoffman's performance alone, but there's also enough Casino / Heist goodness to keep you entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2004
Atmospheric and never flashy, and yet capable of moments of unbearable tension and an almost overpowering sense of paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 19, 2004
Hoffman, sempre um ator interessante, oferece uma atuao digna dos grandes nomes da 7 Arte, como Brando, De Niro e Sean Penn.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2004
This is the fascinating thing about the movie, how Mahowny marches off to his doom, totally distracted from his fate by the thrill of gambling.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 1, 2003
Philip Seymour Hoffman is like a stack of pure Inca gold in the world of thespian addicts - a world I dwell happily in...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 26, 2003
Surprisingly upbeat story based, in part, on the real-life adventures of gambling addict Brian Moloney. While it's interesting, it's seldom affecting.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2003
You can bet on Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
September 12, 2003
Whether or not you think of gambling as a vice, you can bet on Owning Mahowny.
September 6, 2003
A stark and revealing film that's as moving as it is disquieting.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2003
Hoffman makes it impossible for us not to watch and not to enjoy it all on some subliminal level.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 20, 2003
...this human car wreck methodically spins itself out with agonizing inevitability...that the film is also quite funny is an unexpected bonus.
August 15, 2003
This film felt more like a Canadian 'TV Movie of the Week' than anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 14, 2003
Hoffman gorgeously captures the plight of the hopeless gambling addict.
| Original Score: 3/4
August 11, 2003
When Hoffman steps from the shower, the blond spitcurl plastered to his forehead increases his resemblance to a big, pathetic Kewpie doll. He's simultaneously lovable and repulsive.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2003
The material [Hoffman is] working with is so spotty, so filled with distractions, that even he can't overcome them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 8, 2003
[Hoffman's] understated and powerful performance ... is a lucid study in the obsessive force of one man's gambling addiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 5, 2003
Hoffman owns "'Mahowny."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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