One sign of a truly great script is that there is no bloat. No excess. Everything is ripped away except for what is absolutely necessary. Glengarry Glen Ross is a sterling example of this. It crams into ninety minutes what it would take a lesser movie to do in two and a half hours. David Mamet, justifiably revered as a master of dialog, has a lot to say about the survival of the fittest, desperation, and the rise and fall of winners and losers. He also puts in a hint of human decency and loyalty as well. Alec Baldwin totally owns his most famous scene. The rest of the cast is a who's who of great actors and they all deliver. Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris and Kevin Spacey. One of the best dramas of the 90's and it hasn't aged a day in the ensuing 20 years.
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