Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
  • Time: 100 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: James Foley
  • Cast: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris

Storyline:

Times are tough in a Chicago real-estate office; the salesmen (Shelley Levene, Ricky Roma, Dave Moss, and George Aaronow) are given a strong incentive by Blake to succeed in a sales contest. The prizes? First prize is a Cadillac El Dorado, second prize is a set of steak knives, third prize is the sack! There is no room for losers in this dramatically masculine world; only “closers” will get the good sales leads. There is a lot of pressure to succeed, so a robbery is committed which has unforeseen consequences for all the characters.

One review

  • Glengarry Glen Ross is a masterful creation not to be missed by any film lover. This is an unique movie where the almost non existent plot and the limited scenery (almost every scene takes place either in an office or in a bar) are eclipsed by some of the most powerful acting one could ever experience in any film (credit goes, of course, to the immense cast that they managed to put together).

    Of course, anyone who has enjoyed films such as Dog Day Afternoon, Twelve Angry Men, or even Reservoir Dogs, will find this kind of play-based or resembling-to-a-play movie really entertaining, if not just plain brilliant. It’s hard to understand why it’s not sitting on the top with these other mentioned pictures. There’s not a scene too long, there’s not a scene too many. And it is believable.

    To sum up, if one can stand a movie without big explosions or eerily long Hollywood kisses, this film represents a high point in the late XX century’s acting, and should be considered, in my opinion, in any “Top movies” list.

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