Four salesmen fight to acquire the best
leads at a real estate office in New York.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Directed by James Foley
Written by David Mamet
Starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin,
Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce
Based on the stage play by David Mamet
Oscar Nominations - Best Supporting Actor (Al Pacino)
Glengarry Glen Ross is a fantastic film with a fiery script, an unbelievable cast, and some of the best dialogue I've ever enjoyed. Based on the hit play, this film features a roster of absolutely stellar performances from legendary actors like Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, and Ed Harris. For a film about real estate, Glengarry Glen Ross is anything but boring.
The film revolves around a group of salesman eyeing the new leads, with each salesman doing anything they can to get their hands on them. While Al Pacino received top billing, every actor is the star. Pacino himself delivers one of the best performances of his career, but so does every other member of the cast, particularly Jack Lemmon, who blended into this modern cast seamlessly and delivered a powerhouse performance.
Of course, the best scene in the film is Alec Baldwin's iconic 'Always Be Closing' speech. This scene is perhaps the best performance of Baldwin's career and his combination of charm and arrogance makes the scene mesmerizing. As well as representing everything this film is trying to say, the scene is downright hilarious and makes me wish Baldwin had way more screen time.
Overall, I highly enjoyed Glengarry Glen Ross and I consider it to be one of the best films of the 1990's. With an incredibly stacked cast and a killer script, it's no wonder this film has become a cult classic and received much deserved critical praise.