Glengarry Glen Ross

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (15)
D: James Foley
Rank (Jerry Tokofsky & Stanley R. Zupnik)
USA 🇺🇸 1992
100 mins
 
Drama/Mystery
 
W: David Mamet [based on his play]
DP: Juan Ruiz Anchia
Ed: Howard Smith
Mus: James Newton Howard
 
Alan Arkin (George Aaronow), Alec Baldwin (Blake), Ed Harris (Blake Moss), Jack Lemmon (Shelley 'The Machine' Levine), Al Pacino (Ricky Roma), Jonathan Pryce (James Lingt), Kevin Spacey (John Williamson)
 
James Foley's film is virtually a filmed version of a play, armed with a brilliant, profanity-heavy script by David Mamet.
The story shows the events prior and after a break-in at a real estate agency, where leads are thin and salesman are desperate to close sales, made even more challenging by an opening gambit in which smarmily charismatic sales executive Alec Baldwin tells the group that the worst two salesmen of the firm will face the sack.
Although the one-set drama will probably work best on stage, this film provides a great showcase for some fine performances, most notably Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino.
8/10