By Alice King
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:50 AM EDT
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Owning Mahowny

B-
type
  • Movie

Nobody plays shlubby, quiet desperation quite like Hoffman, whose Dan Mahowny is a nondescript bank manager with a ”financial problem.” He’s been stealing from his clients’ considerable funds to feed a serious gambling addiction and fend off lenders. It’s a virtuoso performance, based on the true story of Canada’s largest one-man bank fraud, but there’s a catch. Hoffman assumes the least attractive aspects of addiction: Employees at the flashy Vegas casino he frequents call his character the Iceman, not because he’s fearsome, but because he’s dead-eyed, whether he’s up a million or down — and it’s difficult to summon much sympathy for a man so blandly driven to destruction. EXTRAS None.

Owning Mahowny

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 107 minutes
director
  • Richard Kwietniowski

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