Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: David Mamet
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On DVD: Feb 20, 2007
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as Ricky Roma

as Shelley Levine

as Dave Moss

as George Aaronow

as John Williamson

as James Lingk

as Spannel

as Detective

as Policeman

as Coat Check Girl

as Man in Donut Shop
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Critic Reviews for Glengarry Glen Ross

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (8)

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

Full Review… | June 10, 2008
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 9, 2008
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 20, 2015
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

Full Review… | February 5, 2013

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

Full Review… | March 17, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Glengarry Glen Ross

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 and this was the one that energized the life into him. He quoted the dialogue as if it were Bible. I had only heard of it years ago ...
The cinematic equivalent of Baseball's All Star game, big stars lean big-time into the pitches thrown them in David Mamet's introspective look at the possible underbelly of "nice guy" sales people. Everybody gets a hit, a big play, and a grand time is had by all in this afternoon's entertainment vehicle very worthy of re-watching. Always Be Closing.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


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 mastered their individual approaches and will not hesitate to use anyone in order to stay in the game. It's one thing to simply give us the impression, but the writing here is so intelligent that we actually see their manipulative skill-set in one scene after another, armed only with words and knowledge of the human condition.

Matthew Slaven
Matthew Slaven

Super Reviewer

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 restricted and one-dimensional. Nonetheless, the acting is great, the characters are dynamic, and the story is well-told. The highlights are of course Alec Baldwin's iconic scene and Al Pacino's performance. The cinematography is also well done.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

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