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The Boiler Room: February 18, 2000

Boiler Room is a riveting expose of one of the biggest and most lucrative scams in American history - and a dramatic look at a generation obsessed with the speed of wealth and success. The film is written and directed by newcomer Ben Younger. The ensemble cast also includes Ben Affleck as the head recruiter, Tom Everett Scott as the investment firm´s boyish leader, Ron Rifkin as Seth´s father, as well as Scott Caan, Jamie Kennedy as the ambitious boiler room boys and Taylor Nichols as a victim of their ambition. Produced by Suzanne and Jennifer Todd, Boiler Room is a Team Todd production for New Line Cinema. © 2000  New Line Cinema


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Ebert UsaToday Mr Showbiz Herald Average
Points 87.5 75 67 62.5 73



73 - Worth Seeing

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Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"


Ben Younger 


Ben Younger




Givanni Ribisi as Seth Davis
Vin Diesel as Chris Varick
Ben Affleck as Jim
Jamie Kennedy  as Adam

Running Time

1hr 50min


R- For strong language and some drug content


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 The People's Review of The Boiler Room

score = 70 
Great acting, specially by Givanni, I had no idea he was this good, it reminded me of the acting style of the 40's and 50's when the actors almost didn't do anything but being there and deliver their line with weight... he's very, very good, extremely relaxed... he has a future. Now, the movie could've done ok without the F word being tossed out like every 2.4 seconds. The plot itself would've done it by itself. Get a Thesaurus for the script writer for the next movie. Very hip and intriguing. Good movie.

score = 40 
Story and acting was OK, but the music and jerky film editing was very annoying.

score = 100 
God, Larry must be a middle-aged bean counter who cannot appreciate good film making by an up-and-coming writer/director. The 'jerky film editing' and great choice of music are one of the points that make this movie great. Additionally, the acting is superb; Givanni Ribisi 'lives' his part. The storyline is original and intruiging. This one is going on my shelf.