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Boiler Room Reviews

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December 22, 2010
Good but mature movie. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 23, 2007
A skillful and convincing rise-and-fall story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 3, 2007
A confident movie that tackles a worthwhile topic with insight and conviction.
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June 24, 2006
Turns of dialogue ring compellingly true, and the well chosen cast (especially Ribisi) carry the inflections of the drama with some style.
January 13, 2006
I'm sold.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 6, 2005
Ribisi does a fine job opposite a typically goofy Jaime Kennedy, a typically sociopathic Scott Cann, and a surprisingly likeable Vin Diesel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 9, 2005
Vin Diesel steals nearly every scene he is in as Chris, one of the top earners in the firm and the only one who still has a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 18, 2003
An engaging actors' showcase wrapped around a warm and fuzzy morality play. Entertaining and fast-paced but ultimately not wound quite tightly enough to be the thriller it would like to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 22, 2003
Boiler Room is a new kind of triumph: never has a film been so successfully derivative.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 14, 2003
Ribisi is magnificent as a wide-eyed innocent who transitions into a slick veteran pitchman.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
February 8, 2003
Ben Younger, who not only wrote and directed this film, but plays a minor part as one of the traders, has crafted an intense thriller about this often risky business.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
Although Boiler Room occasionally feels more like a 60 Minutes expose than a movie, it adds up to a highly watchable, entertaining (though extremely profane) cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2002
Boiler Room grips you early, with its fascinating insights and Younger's appropriation of hip hop music and his snappy, jump-cut-y visual style, and it hardly ever let go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 5, 2002
Boiler Room's greatest strength is its energy level. Every scene clips along at the pace and energy level of the world in which it's set.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 13, 2002
The efforts of one unhappy young man to win the love of his father.
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
February 27, 2001
| Original Score: 3/4
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
January 1, 2000
Boiler Room brings the highly commercial classic of thirteen years ago [ Wall Street ] down to a level that could be appreciated by its expected demographics without dumbing down the plot scheme.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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