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Boiler Room Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 29, 2007
...bad films are common enough that it's probably worth making distinctions between the unwatchable and the guilty pleasure.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 80/100
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Almost liked this one about greedy, young stockbrokers working for an illegal firm, but hated the ending so much it derailed the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 26, 2014
Stars a host of actors that have offered so much better in past and future films...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
At least, it comes without the moral piety of an Oliver Stone film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Despite Ribisi's success in giving Seth some sleepy-eyed, slouching charisma, we never really know what makes him tick.
Top Critic
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
A shallow script that never gets at the heart or conflict behind the swagger.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
Despite its flaws, it is a wicked little debut from an interesting writer/director.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
...its promising characters are completely eclipsed by the routine plot, which is so dreary and predictable that watching the events unfold becomes somewhat of a checklist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shawn Levy
January 1, 2000
Boiler Room generates little heat in the greedy-business genre.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
This film can't overcome the unfavorable comparisons to that picture [Wall Street] from which it borrows far too heavily.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
January 1, 2000
It's a callow, inert movie that has nothing to say about the state of American culture that it depicts, which amounts to fraund and brazen irresponsibility.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
For all of its potential, [the film] never breaks away from being merely skin-deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Anthony Miele
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Affleck's first scene is obviously a copy of Alec Baldwin's Oscar worthy cameo from GlenGarry, the only problem being the glaring omission of any acting talent in Affleck's limited repertoire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Bradley Null
January 1, 2000
Boiler Room tries to tell one of these stories, but sadly it fails to add much to the greed genre established by its two heavily referenced predecessors: Wall Street and Glengarry Glen Ross.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
January 1, 2000
If I want to watch folks sit around and berate each other and dog women while making millions of dollars, I'll watch WWF
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Shay Casey
January 1, 2000
Boiler Room does a lot of nice things; too bad it doesn't manage to do them for a full two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Don't bother spending time with this con job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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