Boiler Room
Boiler Room (2000)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 18, 2000
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its ending is disappointingly tidy, but Boiler Room boasts just enough sharp writing and brisk pacing to make getting there worthwhile.

Time Out

Turns of dialogue ring compellingly true, and the well chosen cast (especially Ribisi) carry the inflections of the drama with some style.

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Roger Ebert
At the Movies

During the movie I was wound up with tension and involvement.

Antonia Quirke
Independent on Sunday

It's Ribisi who makes the film.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

To put the movie in sales terms, after a good opening pitch, Younger fails to close the deal. The audience can't buy in.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Stars a host of actors that have offered so much better in past and future films...

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A fast and funny look at a world where 'greed is good' has become the only reality in town.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Good but mature movie. Not for kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Good screenplay and good actings.
Lewis C.
"There is no question whether or not you'll become a millionaire here. The only question is how many times over." Quite frankly, I expected this… More
Kevin M. Williams
Illegal stock trading, Gekko style, reheated with a young cast. Noteworthy performances by Ribisi, Long, Affleck and Rifkin carry a rough script and direction… More
Wahida K
Anyone who says that money is the root to all evil, doesn't have it.
Albert Kim
fun B-movie material
Aaron Neuwirth
Jim Young: Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't fucking have any. Giovanni Ribisi, among others, stars as Seth a bright kid who… More