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Owning Mahowny Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    70

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There have been many good movies about gambling, but never one that so single-mindedly shows the gambler at his task.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    There are some effectively suspenseful moments in the movie, particularly during the gambling sequences, but one longs for more context and probing into the psyche of an ordinary man with an extraordinary compulsion.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    Kwietniowski turns up the tension so incrementally, we don't realize the scope of Mahowny's moral wreck until it is too late.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Hoffman plays Dan Mahowny's addiction to instant money as something dirty and private and, at the same time, soul-quickening.

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