USA Today - 09/07/2001
"...One of the best movies about workers in an unusual profession..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2007
"SALESMAN is one of the milestones of the American direct cinema movement....Riveting drama..."
Directors Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin are probably best known for their documentary of the Rolling Stones at Altamont in the shattering GIMME SHELTER. But in 1968, they produced the ground breaking SALESMAN, which brought viewers into the real life on the road and in the parlors with travelling Bible salesmen. Attending their motivational conferences, sitting at their poker tables, discussing life and love, money and salvation, the camera follows the archetypal Salesman as he makes his living selling the Good Word, with gold embossing.