Boiler Room (2000)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Welcome to the new American Dream. Seth Davis (Emmy Award-winner Giovanni Ribisi TV's "My Name is Earl," "Saving Private Ryan") is eager to show his aloof father that he can succeed in life, an ambitious, intelligent college dropout takes a job at a small stock brokerage firm, where he meets with great success. But when he learns that the company is selling worthless securities to gullible buyers, he realizes the cost of his ambitions--and how deeply embroiled he has become in the scam. Also starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Ben Affleck ("Good Will Hunting," "Pearl Harbor").
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 99
- Fresh: 66
- Rotten: 33
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Boiler Room reflects the sensibility of the generation it holds up to critical scrutiny, and it's a cunningly ambiguous act of self-portraiture.
Fresh: A fast and funny look at a world where 'greed is good' has become the only reality in town.
Rotten: The movie draws from the works that preceded it, then takes to the street with a too-cool hip-hop strut.
Fresh: In moviemaking, as in cold-calling, sometimes conviction is almost enough.
I've been waiting a long time for this one. With the Wall Street bail-outs and the Bernie Madoffs of this world, this awesome flick is more timely than ever ten years out. Plus Vin Diesel is a convincing enough Guido to appear on "Jersey Shore"! Do not pass on this one.
If you didn't grow up in this era you just wouldn't understand this movie the cast was a who's who of current stars. This had movie amped ever upcoming sales and gave motivation.
Excellent and under-rated movie~
Had never hear of the movie but it is great. Most of the cast is unknown, at least to me, and that adds to the realism.