Born to Win
Born to Win (1971)

Born to Win is the grimly ironic title of this jet-black comedy about heroin addicts. George Segal plays Jay Jay, an ex-hairdresser who struggles to support his expensive drug habit. To avoid arrest, Jay Jay turns "narc,"… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 1, 1971
DVD Release Date: May 11, 1999
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
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Uneven cynical drama about the NYC hard-drug scene.

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Fernando F. Croce

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

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Adam Mahler
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… More
Lady D'arbanville
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… More
Sarah Prisbylla
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… More