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185 Ratings

Owning Mahowny

Directed by Richard Kwietniowski
United Kingdom, Canada, 2003
Thriller, Crime, Drama


A seemingly ordinary bank employee develops an obsession that could destroy his life and that of those around him in this drama.

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Owning Mahowny Directed by Richard Kwietniowski

Awards & Festivals

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2004 | Winner: Best Actor - Canadian Film

2004 | Nominee: Best Film - Canadian

Genie Awards

2004 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture

Critics reviews

As Mahowny, Philip Seymour Hoffman gives one of the cagiest performances on record. Gamblers in movies are usually either flamboyant (see: Elliott Gould and George Segal in California Split) or cold and calculating (prototype: Edward G. Robinson in The Cincinnati Kid). Mahowny is neither, despite having earned the nickname “Iceman…” Owning Mahowny is the rare portrait of self-destruction that understands how liberating it can feel.
October 04, 2013
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