Boiler Room details
|Starring:||Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt, Scott Caan, Ron Rifkin, Taylor Nichols, Tom Everett Scott, Jamie Kennedy, David Younger, Ron Rifki|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Oct 2000|
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Diesel-powered boiler burns outBy a customer from Leicester , 18 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Boiler Room is a blistering film which manages to make phones n finance seem more exciting than guns n ammo. It also has a surprising amount of heart, particularly in the candid and heartfelt depiction of the main character's desperation to win his father's respect. My only gripe with Boiler Room is that the ending is overly abrupt and totally unsatisfying, which is why I'd give it 3 stars rather than 4.
By the way, Vin Diesel is mighty in this film. He should put away his muscles more often.
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buy, buy, buy!By kat59 (96 reviews) , 15 Jul 2013customer from Leicester said it all. overly abrupt ending and vin diesel proved he is a lot more than mere muscle. good movie.
Compelling Movie. Must seeBy WelcomeToTheXanderZone (7 reviews) , 06 Jul 2013Compelling Film. As much action as the likes of xXx but with phones and suits instead of guns and gadgets. very fast paced yet easy to keep up with. Great actor line up, Would have been nice to see a bigger part for Vin Diesel however. Only thing i would say needed improvement was the ending - slightly poor compared to the rest of the film. Normally not my kind of movie, i prefer all guns blazing but my eyes did not move off the screen. Definitely would recommend to anyone.
J.T. MarlinBy Richie77777 (274 reviews) from Essex , 24 Mar 2013Its quite amusing. - You can tell the film is from the early 2000s by some of the rap music that is played throughout! In a lot of ways this film seems dated because it came out at time when the finance industry was flying high, (and the general public had no beef with it!) Affleck's speeches to the new rookies are good and Vin Diesel is great in his role as a senior broker. The protagonist Ribisi is initially running a back street illegal Casino where he makes a good living and its only by chance that he gets into the broking game. The thing is J. T. Malin sell stocks in companies that don't exist, (they're a Boiler Room), and do a, 'Pump And Dump.' Interestingly Ribisi says that he used to sell to people in the flesh what they wanted, but now he doesn't even see who he sells to and sells them stuff they don't want. A dated film, but still enjoyable.
enjoyableBy a customer from ENGLAND , 04 Jul 2012I'm a Vin Diesel fan and i think he played the part well in this.
The film had you really feeling for the guy he tried to rip of who lost deposit on house.
If this is what real stockbroking is like then i'm glad i'm not in that racket,but that aside it was an interesting film,well depicted and i could imagine most of it is how they would operate who are on silly money.
good performances but too many clichesBy itstinks (703 reviews) from North of Reading , 12 Jun 2012A drop out runs a home casino and gets invited to join a trading company. He's a little naive but wonders how the system works so that he and the others can make the money they do.
His investigation shows the flaws in the system and the morality expected of the traders.
The traders quote Wall Street by heart and he has issues with trying to impress his father similarly to Charlie and Martin Sheen.
The film misses a Michael Douglas figure but at least this doesn't confuse the issue that these are crooks not heroes.
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