Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 29, 1992
DVD Release Date: February 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This adaptation of David Mamet's play is every bit as compelling and witty as its source material, thanks in large part to a clever script and a bevy of powerhouse actors.

James Berardinelli

For anyone who loves sharp dialogue, compelling characters, and a stinging social rebuke, Glengarry Glen Ross is not to be missed.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

As an expression of a great script, it really can't be beat.

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Todd McCarthy

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.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

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.

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Ashley Norris

Head of the direction duties, James Foley, strings it together well, making it harmonise like the musical piece it has succeeded to be.

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Time Out

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

As you would expect from a Mamet play, the dialogue sizzles.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Glengarry Glen Ross is one of the terrific exemples that a film, doesn't need expensive scenes with several settings, just a captivating and intelligent… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
If you haven't seen or read the play, it will be hard to appreciate the film. Its loyalty to the play is its downfall at times since it feels rather… More
Kevin M. Williams
I was talking to a savvy old tech salesman on a rainy day in a Central Florida alcohol rehab when the conversation veered (as it always does with me) to film… More
Chris Miele
An excellent example of acting at its finest.
Matthew Slaven
The story and dialogue paint a rich cast as a pack of wild dogs that have been desperately scavenging scraps to survive for so long that they've now… More
Melvin White
Blake: These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they're gold, and you don't get them. Why? Because to give them to you would… More