Glengarry Glen Ross
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Glengarry Glen Ross
David Mamet's award-winning play about a group of desperate real estate agents comes to the big screen from director James Foley. In a role created specifically for the movie, Alec Baldwin appears as a sales motivator, informing the group of hard-luck salesmen that they must compete in a sales contest where the losers will be fired. The agents work their same tired leads, until one hatches a scheme to burglarize the office, steal the leads, and sell them to a rival. Featuring a cast that includes Al Pacino as the office's sales leader, Jack Lemmon as an elderly loser, Alan Arkin and Ed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For anyone who loves sharp dialogue, compelling characters, and a stinging social rebuke, Glengarry Glen Ross is not to be missed."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Though the performances are satisfying in a projected way, they're nullified by an uninspired atmosphere around them. Despite the colorful and witty utterances of its characters, "Glengarry" feels artificial and rarefied."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Head of the direction duties, James Foley, strings it together well, making it harmonise like the musical piece it has succeeded to be."
‑ Ashley Norris, HeyUGuys
"The overall film, writing and acting are so darn good that I watched it and then immediately started it over again."
‑ Kevin McCarthy, WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
"As fierce as it is funny. Rarely does does a film sustain such a fever pitch of dramatic intensity. One of the very best of 1992."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Mamet reveals his exceptional talent for writing almost poetic working-class vernacular, scores his major implicit thematic thrusts against the nature of the way business-at-large is conducted."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Foley is as adept at managing this intensely psychodramatic material as he is handling an ensemble cast with the combined power of a runaway locomotive."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"As you would expect from a Mamet play, the dialogue sizzles."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Mamet has a special gift for drawing portriats of lowlifers who are harsh but also funny, his salesmen are a far cry from Arthur Miller's Loman in Death of a Salesman."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Words fly with the speed and impact of bullets."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"David Mamet's play about the wheelings and dealings of real-estate salesmen gets dedicated playing from a splendid cast, but gains nothing by the transfer from stage to screen."
‑ , Time Out
"You can see the joy with which these actors get their teeth into these great lines, after living through movies in which flat dialogue serves only to advance the story."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...the most effective big-screen translation of a Mamet stage play."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This brilliant, gutsy film features a nervy script by David Mamet and career-topping performances by Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce and Alec Baldwin."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"As cynical as they come. But witty and clever."
‑ Boo Allen, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
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