Boiler Room
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In this drama that explores greed and corruption in American business, Giovanni Ribisi plays Seth Davis, an intelligent and ambitious college dropout who runs a casino in his apartment. Eager to show his father that he can succeed, Seth lands a job with a small stock brokerage firm. He is given a space in the company's "boiler room," where he makes cold calls to prospective clients. As it turns out, Seth has a genuine talent for cold calling, which gains him the approval of his superiors, the admiration of his father, and the attentions of one of his co-workers, Abby Hilliard… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"Turns of dialogue ring compellingly true, and the well chosen cast (especially Ribisi) carry the inflections of the drama with some style."
‑ , Time Out
"During the movie I was wound up with tension and involvement."
‑ Roger Ebert, At the Movies
"Stars a host of actors that have offered so much better in past and future films..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...bad films are common enough that it's probably worth making distinctions between the unwatchable and the guilty pleasure."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"I'm sold."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"To put the movie in sales terms, after a good opening pitch, Younger fails to close the deal. The audience can't buy in."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Younger draws a lot from David Mamet in his depictions of this seller's hothouse, but he does it with a twist: The salesmen here are fully conscious of being Mamet-y; their bible is Alec Baldwin's big, win-at-all-costs speech from...Glengarry Glen Ross."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine
"Good but mature movie. Not for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A skillful and convincing rise-and-fall story."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Ribisi does a fine job opposite a typically goofy Jaime Kennedy, a typically sociopathic Scott Cann, and a surprisingly likeable Vin Diesel."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"Writer-director Ben Younger experienced the sales pitch of a boiler room recruiter in real life. His fascination with the thrill-junkie life of these stock jocks is reflected in the script's sharp, arrogant dialogue."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A fast and funny look at a world where 'greed is good' has become the only reality in town."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Almost liked this one about greedy, young stockbrokers working for an illegal firm, but hated the ending so much it derailed the movie."
‑ Bob Grimm, Sacramento News & Review
"A confident movie that tackles a worthwhile topic with insight and conviction."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ Anthony Miele, Film Threat
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