Top-stars performing like on a relay race; a relay of soloists. Excellent dialogues. It's rather a stage play than a movie. It's about men who have to survive in a 'dog-eat-dog' workplace environment. They have to perform, no matter what. Since they can't, we witness how they give in to their worst instincts. This is about hell on earth in an office & about greed, materialism & losers. You either like it or hate it.
Glengarry Glen Ross has perhaps one of the most impressive ensemble casts of all time. Not only do you have Pacino and Lemmon in two of there best roles. But you also have Harris, Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce and of course Alec Baldwin! This cast is an embarrassment of riches! My only complaint is that I don't really connect with the story. Personally I just don't find the actual plot to be that engaging.
The quality of the cast stands in contrast with the soberness of the film. It is reminiscent of a Kammerspielfilm. Nonetheless the first half is an exercise in creating meaning with the medium. The rain and the blue colors surrounding the desperate salesmen, the reds around Pacino's more successful character... Definitely try to watch this one, it won't disappoint you.
Mamet's magnum opus, showcases his interesting way of capturing dialogue, and this is an incredible cast to do it with. Cinematography is nothing special, but it gets the job done. If nothing else, don't miss Alec Baldwin's famous Always Be Closing monologue. Check out this and American Buffalo with Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz.