88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Pays off with emotional dividends well worth the time investment.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Has the high-octane feel of real life, closely observed.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Energetic, provocative.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Younger, in his debut feature, is as canny as he is derivative.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Shouldn't be overrated, but it's the first film of the year - and it's mid-February already - capable of keeping a grown-up awake.
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70

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The idea of the boiler room as a Y2K gladiator ring for disenfranchised youth provides a proactive new twist.
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67

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
A classic Sundance résumé movie -- texturally interesting, bubbling with ideas, and as structurally predictable as a cardboard box.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Derivative and flawed. But it does throw off a few sparks.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
For a movie that begins so intriguingly, Boiler Room becomes boilerplate all too quickly.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Fascinating -- up to a point.
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63 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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