Mark Fellman
Owen Gleiberman
February 11, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

Boiler Room

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
120 minutes
performer
Nicky Katt, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Ron Rifkin
director
Ben Younger
distributor
New Line
author
Ben Younger
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it an B

Director Younger’s homage to ”Wall Street” stars Ribisi as a pasty college dropout who joins a brokerage house (run by Scott and Affleck), rises through the ranks, and falls in love… only to realize the firm is shadier than a weeping willow in summer. A hot ticket at Sundance, it’s achingly of the moment — but there’s a fine line between homage and rip-off. BUZZ FACTOR: 7

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