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Boiler Room Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
The efforts of one unhappy young man to win the love of his father.
John Wrathall
Sight and Sound
March 3, 2002
Ribisi, such a promising supporting actor in Saving Private Ryan as a medic and Friends as Phoebe's dopey brother, doesn't seem a big enough presence for a starring role yet.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Intriguing ... but the film is too busy being hip and preachy to notice the irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 20, 2001
The tension and pacing of Boiler Room are fast and exciting, like in a good thriller, and the setting is exotic and original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 14, 2001
Interesante retrato del estado al que ha llegado el sistema político conocido como capitalismo
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Vin Diesel, who plays senior broker Chris Varick, is a hulking actor with a menacing screen presence and a cavernous bass voice. Watch this guy, he's going places.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Boiler Room reflects the sensibility of the generation it holds up to critical scrutiny, and it's a cunningly ambiguous act of self-portraiture.
| Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A compelling movie-going experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
January 1, 2000
In moviemaking, as in cold-calling, sometimes conviction is almost enough.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
During the movie I was wound up with tension and involvement.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
With rap music, scratch cuts, sudden explosions from ticking bomb characters, verbal and physical strutting and a heavy dose of morality, it's a super-charged, intensely-played picture which will edge most of its cast up the ladder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
January 1, 2000
Younger has a firmer grasp on the convoluted workings of pop and business (sub) cultures than many of his contemporaries.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
A curiously provocative look at the male psyche, ultimately turning inward to examine issues of ethics and morality -- all while still being as crass and vulgar as possible. Just like a guy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
January 1, 2000
Who wants to be a millionaire?

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The wrenching scenes between Ribisi and Rifkin put the heat in this hothouse environment.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A fast and funny look at a world where 'greed is good' has become the only reality in town.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
January 1, 2000
The New York Stock Exchange gets a healthy dose of Gen-X amorality, but in the end, the more things change, the more things stay the same.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
This movie has one of the best scripts in many months.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cornell & Petricelli
January 1, 2000
Two-thirds into the movie, it seems to forget what it's about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
Ultimately, Boiler Room has a cut-rate feel to it, rather like the company whose workings it portrays.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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