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Boiler Room

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Ben Affleck, Giovanni Ribisi, ...

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 a B

In Boiler Room — the cinematic equivalent of the Beastie Boys, complete with ”bomb the bass” soundtrack and freewheeling use of the word ”nigga” — Ribisi plays an ex-college boy who trades heavily on his mad stock skillz for a shady Long Island brokerage. What starts out as a fascinating peek into a white-boy ghetto dream of fast money is frustratingly sold short by a boring ”narking for the Feds” finale that’s right out of ”21 Jump Street.”

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