By Marc Bernardin
Updated July 11, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

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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