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About the Movie
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 Harris as frustrated salesmen, Kevin Spacey as the harassed office manager, and Jonathan Pryce as a client, Glengarry Glen Ross is, at its core, a character study about a group of men whose time has passed.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 52
- Fresh: 49
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 8.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The performers achieve a true ensemble rhythm; at times, the entire office seems like a single, shouting organism.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: 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.
GREAT ACTING, GREAT SCREENPLAY, GREAT MOVIE!!!!!!!
This was the first film I had seen with a new actor named Alec Baldwin and that first scene he just blew me away. I knew then that he would be a major star. But it is Jack Lemmon who really is amazing in this movie. David Mamet's script is fantastic. All and all EVERYONE in this film is great. If you haven't seen this film RENT it NOW!! Or just buy it. If you love great acting and movies you WON'T be dissapointed.
Great Dialogue, Great Acting, Great Movie
David Mamet truly makes an art of the english language. You are brought into this group of mens' lives for one night and you see how they are treated like nothing on a day to day basis. It's all for a job where even the customers dont want anything to do with them. "Lie, Cheat, Steal. All in a days work." Each performance is perfect. Alec Baldwin is only in one scene and he nearly steals the show. It's just a good good movie.
See it once, but don't buy it
There was a lot in this movie to admire, but not a lot to enjoy. While the acting and screenplay were superb, it was dreadfully painful to watch these characters live their oppressed lives. Alec Baldwin's bit at the beginning was the most enjoyable part of the whole movie.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1992
- © 1992 Zupnik Cinema Group II/GGR, Inc. All Rights Reserved.