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Boiler Room Reviews

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May 27, 2015
The ending is a let down but up till then it was an interesting thriller.
March 6, 2015
Thought it was great and was actually used by real con artist in real life. Nothing spectacular but great. 7.8
½ December 28, 2014
Love this movie. Excellent. Underrated.
November 23, 2014
I may have rated this another half star if I had seen it before Wolf of Wall Street. I'd be astonished if the director/writers didn't take inspiration from this movie. My biggest complaint about this is the horribly annoying Giovanni Ribisi. He has the facial expressions of a stroke victim and his crying scene was so awkward I had to look away.
November 12, 2014
***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***
October 29, 2014
Kept me engaged the whole time...good dialogue.....great soundtrack. Ben Affleck's scene as a top broker brought me back to Alec Baldwin's classic scene in GlenGarry Glen Ross.
October 28, 2014
Boiler Room is the most intense stock broker movie I've EVER seen! Do yourself a favor and watch this epic film!!!
October 13, 2014
Money, business, FBI, dad, and doing the right thing all wrapped in a single conspiracy.
October 6, 2014
A gripping film that feels overly familiar at times but gets away with it due to it's pure entertainment value and great writing. A shame that the ending feels rushed and ultimately disappoints.
September 3, 2014
This movie was go well done, that is sparked similar real life scandals.
½ July 22, 2014
its not my favorite movie but I still think it was good
½ July 21, 2014
If you loved the wolf of wall street then this is a must watch. riovanni ribisi is excellent, vin petrol seems out of place.
July 20, 2014
The movie ends pretty abruptly, but otherwise, a pretty gripping drama
July 16, 2014
Boiler Room is an interesting white collar crime thriller. Giovanni Ribisi plays a young man who gets a job at a small investment firm. He is on the fast track to becoming very rich until he finds out he is way over his head.

Giovanni Ribisi is a great underrated actor and this is just one of his performances that proves it. Throughout the movie he is trying to impress his overbearing dad played by Ron Rifkin. The relationship between father and son in the movie is a theme that works and is executed very well. Vin Diesel, Scott Caan, and Ben Affleck also show up in the movie in smaller roles with all three hitting it out of the park with good performances.

The interesting choice of using hip hop music throughout the movie was surprising, but it also really works. At first it doesn't seem like it would fit, but as the movie goes on you can tell that it was the perfect choice.

Boiler Room is a really good movie. It may not be as crazy or as good as The Wolf of Wallstreet(which is actually based off the same true story), but it can certainly hold it's own.
May 22, 2014
Great movie really grabs you from start to finish
½ April 14, 2014
A college dropout played by Ribisi stops his underground casino operation after his father finds out and decides to try and get into the world of stock brokering. He ends up at a firm that seems to good to be true and has a rigorous entrance requirements. He busts his butt to try and sell shares to potential customers, but later finds out it is all a sham. Eventually the FBI get in and work with him to bring down the operation. Tips its hat to Wall Street in a number of ways, especially when there is a scene where they actually play out a scene from it. Still has a few problems though, seems to slow down around the end of the second act or so, because all the pieces are there and you know what is going to happen from there and there really isn't anything left to surprise you. Does also feel like it transitions don't seem as fluid as they could. I can see the rap soundtrack not working for some people, but it fits in with the time and the lifestyle of these guys. A solid movie, not as great as I remembered it being, but good acting all around, but it didn't really know how to end it.
½ April 6, 2014
I love Giovanni Ribisi and everything he is in. I can't have any complaints as long as he's in it. Especially when he is the main character.
½ April 6, 2014
The other reflection of "The Wolf of Wall Street" rather than making you feel good about taking peoples money, this movie makes you feel bad.
March 23, 2014
Loved this movie. Good old high pressure sales tactics. lol
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