Owning Mahowny
Owning Mahowny (2003)

Brian Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 14, 2003
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This story of addiction may lack the typical flash and glamour, but Hoffman makes Mahowny compelling.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Whether or not you think of gambling as a vice, you can bet on Owning Mahowny.

Houston Chronicle

This is a small story, as quiet and unassuming as its main character. And, like Mahowny, it makes few wrong moves and quite a few right ones.

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Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

what was fascinating character study becomes banal and unconvincing cautionary tale

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Owning Mahowny is an unflashy but fascinating meditation on addiction and greed.

Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

Despite its intelligence, it's dreary and uninvolving, more an exercise in style than an act of love.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a movie that rejects the pyrotechnics, glamour and spectacle-mongering of mainstream Hollywood yet manages to engage, connect and transfix.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

A motion picture that never ceases to be worthwhile.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Works so well both as social satire and outlaw character study.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
Philip Seymour Hoffman is great as the gambling-obsessed Bank Manager. It's really suspenseful and fascinating watching his gambling getting waaay out of… More
John Ballantine
A great movie on the drawbacks of gambling. Once again, Hoffman is putting together masterpieces away from the view of most of the general public. A shame.
Aaron Neuwirth
Hoffman is perfect.
Stephen Earnest
Straightforward but enthralling, "Owning Mahowny" is a rousing character study of incredible performances, most notably from Philip Seymour Hoffman as… More
Neum Daddy
I'm laughing so hard after reading the following "What do you think?" from The Onion. [font=Courier New][color=red]WARNING! CLICK AT YOUR OWN… More
Mr. Canadagraphs
for low budget Canadian films, this is one of the better ones I have seen.