Owning Mahowny Philip Seymour Hoffman, at his obsessive best, plays a fubsy assistant bank manager in gray-skied Toronto who is also a closet gambler. He keeps deepening… Owning Mahowny Philip Seymour Hoffman, at his obsessive best, plays a fubsy assistant bank manager in gray-skied Toronto who is also a closet gambler. He keeps deepening… 2003-05-02 R PT107M Comedy Mystery and Thriller Minnie Driver Philip Seymour Hoffman Maury Chakin John Hurt Sonja Smits Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

OWNING MAHOWNY (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: May 02, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 107 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Mystery and Thriller; With: Minnie Driver and Philip Seymour Hoffman; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Philip Seymour Hoffman, at his obsessive best, plays a fubsy assistant bank manager in gray-skied Toronto who is also a closet gambler. He keeps deepening the hole he's in, yet that's the trigger for his high. Set in the '80s, the movie is based on a true story, and director Richard Kwietniowski stages it as a real-life fairy tale riddled with pinpricks of dread.

Originally posted May 16, 2003 Published in issue #710 May 16, 2003 Order article reprints