"...The pleasure of this unique film comes in watching superb actors dine on Mamet's pungent language like the feast it is..."
"...Splendid....A mordantly funny DEATH OF A SALESMAN for the 1990's..."New York Times
"...Tightly wound -- and actually very fine....[Baldwin acts with] reptilian gung-ho..." -- Rating: B+
"...Mamet is a true magician with streetwise words, a writer who recognizes the poetry hidden in the most scalding language and creates profane dialogue hot enough to suck all the air out of the screen..."
Los Angeles Times
"...An indoor actor's movie with visual snap and distinction..."
"...David Mamet's sales drama is notable for the quantity and quality of its swearing. Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris and Al Pacino all have a go..."
"[With] a fantastic cast who relished the searing scenes of male competitiveness..."
"[E]xemplary. Foley remains faithful to his source and gives his actors plenty of room to move..."
Sight and Sound
"Many of the plaudits go, rightly, to Mamet's screenplay....But James Foley's direction is also a key to the film's relentless, restless power."Empire