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Glengarry Glen Ross
Year : 1992
Country : United-States

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chapter11  [ 10.0 ]    [ add to preferred ]    [ email this review to a friend ]

Though director Jack Foley technically helmed "Glengarry Glen Ross," it's writer David Mamet whose name will always be synonymous with the picture. Perhaps it's because "Glengarry Glen Ross," although directed with flair, is primarily a dialogue piece, and Mamet's got one of the finest ears for dialogue in the business. Primarily a playwright, Mamet's stage training often causes his films to rely more heavily on dialogue than, say, a Jerry Bruckheimer picture. And it doesn't hurt that "Glengarry Glen Ross" sports one of the finest casts ever assembled: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, and some unknown named Kevin Spacey all share screen time with each other... and the results are riveting. These men manipulate each other, celebrate with each other, verbally and mentally abuse each other. Baldwin's brief but cutthroat role will forever betray those who picture him as the affable hero, and Lemmon as a sneaky, underhanded insurance salesman spouts words I didn't even think the star of "The Apartment" knew. In the end, the plot's interesting, but ultimately immaterial. "Glengarry Glen Ross" is worth watching just to watch professional actors do their thing. And just WAIT until you see Pacino rip into Spacey... ouch.

kcremer  [ 9.0 ]    [ add to preferred ]    [ email this review to a friend ]

One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. By far the best performances by Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, and Jack Lemmon in a movie. And Al Pacino - holy shit - I've never laughed so hard watching him before. The dialogue suits him so perfectly in this. So many memorable lines. If you prefer good dialogue over action, and don't mind extreme profanity if it's done well, then you will luxuriate in this.

"I find out who's fucking cousin you are, I'm gonna go to him, and figure out a way to have your ass--FUCK YOU!!!"

astrosheil  [ 9.0 ]    [ add to preferred ]    [ email this review to a friend ]

One of the finest ensemble movies ever made. The gifted cast gives the performances of their lives. In particular, note Jack Lemmon. You won't be able to get him out of your mind.

JD  [ 5.0 ]    [ add to preferred ]    [ email this review to a friend ]

Holy Fuck, can you put the word FUCK in a movie any more times?

Emmitt  [ 3.0 ]    [ add to preferred ]    [ email this review to a friend ]

this has a good cast but i got so bored i dunno why. sometimes the best actors still fail badly

Love_Spoon  [ 7.0 ]    [ add to preferred ]    [ email this review to a friend ]

The film's 7.0 is based on the work of the director and the actors. The "competitive real estate business" story somewhat "left something to be desired" as people say, but the camera work and the acting in this film is excellent. How can you lose when you get Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, and Jack Lemmon together in one film? You almost can't, but this is a pretty good try. ; )

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rleduff   0.5  ]
scottwblack   7.5  ]
Corto   7.5  ]
Verbal   9.5  ]
DokBrowne   9.0  ]
jeff_v   9.0  ]
CPeacock   10.0  ]
RSOONSA   7.5  ]
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Weighted Rating : 7.4
No. Ratings : 19
No. Reviews : 6

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1990's 258
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